1914 Scarce First Edition - FAIRY TALES from Hans Christian Andersen illustrated by Dugald Stewart Walker.
Author: Hans Christian Andersen. (Dugald Stewart Walker, illustrator).
Title: FAIRY TALES from Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Dugald Stewart Walker.
Publisher: Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1914. First edition illustrated by Dugald Stewart Walker.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 7 ".
Pages: xii-267 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original illustrated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright. tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 12 superb color chromolithographs and 20 black and white illustrations by Dugald Stewart Walker.
The book: Rare and Enchanting first edition illustrated by Dugald Stewart Walker of Andersen's Fairy Tales. A rare find in any condition!
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: Dugald Stewart Walker (1883 – 1937) was an early twentieth-century American illustrator. Walker's first comprehensive suite of colour and monotone illustrations appeared in Stories for Pictures (1912) and in the Foreword for that title written by Mackay, Walker was described in the following terms:
"Dugald Stewart Walker, a new artist of remarkable talent, suggesting Rackham and Dulac but entirely original in spirit and execution."
Two years after that debut, his generously illustrated version of Fairy Tales from Hans Christian Andersen (1914) appeared - a title that benefited significantly from Walker's editorial involvement in the project - and over the following decade, many other commissions followed.
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