1922 Scarce George W. Jacobs Edition - Andersen's FLOWER MAIDEN illustrated by Elenore Abbott.
Author: Hans Christian Andersen. (Edward Shenton & Elenore Abbott, illustrators).
Title: The Flower Maiden and Other Stories with illustrations in color by Elenore Plaisted Abbott And in black and white by Edward Shenton.
Publisher: Philadelphia, George W. Jacobs & Company, no date (1922). First thus.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6.5 ".
Pages: 118 pages.
Binding: Very good original decorated 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 color frontispiece and the 2 full-page illustrations in color by Elenore Plaisted Abbott and the 4 full-page illustrations in black and white by Edward Shenton.
Estimate: (Scarce edition with practically no other copy available worldwide).
The book: Uncommon George W. Jacobs edition of Andersen's FLOWER MAIDENand other stories including The Emperor's New Clothes, The Conceited Apple-Branch, The Mermaid, The Tinder Box, The Garden of Paradise, and The Fir-Tree.
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.
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.
Edward Shenton (1895-1977) was an American illustrator, author, editor, poet, and teacher.
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