1919 Rare Edition bound by Asprey - Hans Andersen Fairy Tales illustrated by Gordon Browne.
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Author: Andersen, Hans Christian
Title: Fairy Tales from Han Andersen. With Introduction by Edward Clodd. Illustrations by Gordon Browne.
Publisher: London, Wells, Gardner, Darton & Co, 1919. Fourth Edition (stated).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: XX-419 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Attractive and near fine binding, finely bound by Asprey bindery in full green morocco leather, covers with gilt borders, spine with six raised bands, gilt lettering for title and author, gilt-turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. A very beautiful binding!
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the beautiful full-page and in-text illustrations by Gordon Browne.
Estimate: (USD 700 - USD 1000)
The book: A delightful collection of Hans Christian Andersen's timeless fairy tales, this edition is not only a testament to the author's literary genius but also a celebration of the art of bookbinding and illustration.
The author: Hans Christian Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author best known for his enchanting fairy tales, which have become classics in children's literature worldwide. His stories, brimming with imagination, have been translated into more than 125 languages and have inspired countless adaptations.
The illustrator: Gordon Browne (15 April 1858 – 27 May 1932) was a prolific British illustrator and children's author. His artistry graced a myriad of books during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, lending a unique visual charm to the narratives.
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