1935 First Whistler Edition bound by Bayntun - Hans Andersen Fairy Tales and Legends.
Author: Hans Christian Andersen. (Rex Whistler, illustrator).
Title: Hans Andersen Fairy Tales and Legends.
Publisher: London, Published by Cobden-Sanderson Ltd., 1935. First Edition Illustrated Rex Whistler.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: vii-470 pages.
Binding: Attractive and fine binding, finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere bindery in full blue polished calf, covers with gilt borders and decorations, spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in compartments, gilt lettering for title, author, illustrator, and date, gilt board edges, gilt-turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled end-papers (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover. A very beautiful binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing mainly on the preliminary and last pages - as shown, original endpaper designed by Rex Whistler bound in at rear - as shown).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated with full-page and in-text drawings by Rex Whistler.
The book: Rare and very attractive First edition of Andersen's Fairy tales illustrated by Rex Whistler in a wonderful Bayntun-Riviere binding.
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: Reginald John "Rex" Whistler (24 June 1905 – 18 July 1944) was a British painter, designer and illustrator, who was killed in action in the Second World War.
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