1910 Scarce Book - Popular FAIRY TALES of Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Helen Stratton.
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Author: Hans Christian Andersen. (Helen Stratton, illustrator).
Title: Popular FAIRY TALES.
Publisher: London, Glasgow and Bombay, Blackie and Son Limited, no date (circa 1910).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: vi-255 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine original decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, some light foxing and staining - as shown, name of a previous 1913 owner on the first endpaper - as shown, toning to endpapers - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the frontispiece and the ten full-page color and b&w illustrations by Helen Stratton.
The book: Scarce edition of Andersen's Fairy Tales with illustrations by Helen Stratton.
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.
The illustrator: Helen Isobel Mansfield Ramsey Stratton (5 April 1867 – 4 June 1961) was a British artist and book illustrator. Stratton was born in Nowganj, Bundelkhand, Madhya Pradesh, India on 5 April 1867,the daughter of a surgeon in the Indian military service John Proudfoot Stratton (1830–1895) and Georgina Anne Anderson. Soon after Helen's birth, and following her father's retirement, the family moved to England, settling in Bath. By 1891 Helen was in Kensington, London to attend art school, where she became a follower of Art Nouveau in the style of the Glasgow School of Art. For many years she lived and worked as a book illustrator and painter in Kensington with her widowed mother and siblings. Stratton remained unmarried and in the 1930s she returned to Bath, living at The Bungalow, Widcombe Hill. She died on 4 June 1961, age 95, at Cran Hill Nursing Home, Weston.
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