1885 Scarce Victorian Book - The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by T. Pym
Author : Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by T. Pym (pseudonym for Clara Creed).
Title : The Snow Queen.
Publisher : London, Wells Gardner Darton & Co, no date (circa 1885). First thus.
Language : Text in English.
Size : 9 " X 7 ".
Pages : 49 pages.
Binding : Very good original illustrated cloth binding (hinges fine, slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining - as shown, complete with all the protective sheet between each page).
Illustrations : Profusely illustrated in color (in the manner of Kate Greenaway) by T. Pym (pseudonym of the late Victorian illustrator Clara Creed).
Estimation : (USD 200 - USD 250)
The book : Rare in such a good condition - Nice edition of Clara Creed illustrations for the Snow Queen. Pym's images for the Snow Queen bring to mind the medieval art of illumination in their knack of encapsulating a densely layered world in a single picture rendered in brillant hues and subtle textures. At the same time, they exude a nostalgic mood in the evocation of an old-style world on the brink of collapse, alongside a sentimantalist strain in the idealization of childhood.
The Author : Hans Christian Andersen often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875), was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children: his stories express themes that transcend age and nationality.
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