1922 Rare George W. Jacobs Edition - Andersen's FAIRY TALES illustrated by Elenore Plaisted Abbott.
Author: Hans Christian Andersen. (Elenore Abbott, illustrator).
Title: FAIRY TALES by Hans Christian Andersen Translated by Mrs. E. Lucas and Mrs. H. B. Paull. Illustrated by E.P. Abbott.
Publisher: Philadelphia, George W. Jacobs & Co., no date (1922). First thus.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: 489 pages.
Binding: Attractive and good to very good original decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, lower outer rear cover corner slightly bumped and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, bookplate of a previous owner -Doris Kelly- on the first endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the color frontispiece and the beautiful 6 full-page illustrations in color by Elenore Plaisted Abbott.
The book: Beautiful George W. Jacobs edition of Andersen's Fairy Tales including The Fit-Tree, The Garden of Paradise, The Ugly Duckling, The Red Shoes, The Snow Queen, The Roses and the Sparrows, The Mermaid, The Wild Swans, The Tinder Box, The Emperor's New Clothes, etc.
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: Elenore Plaisted Abbott (1875–1935) was an American book illustrator, scenic designer, and painter. She illustrated early 20th-century editions of Grimm's Fairy Tales, Robinson Crusoe, and Kidnapped. Several books were published as illustrated by Elenore Plaisted Abbott and Helen Alden Knipe (later Carpenter).
Abbott was educated at three art schools in Philadelphia and Paris and influenced by Howard Pyle. She was among a group of New Women who sought educational and professional opportunities for women, including creating professional art associations like The Plastic Club to promote their work. She was married to fellow artist and lawyer C. Yarnall Abbott.
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