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Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales First Edition Illustrated by William Heath Robinson 1913

£450.00

Includes Tracked Postage

Title: Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales

 

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

 

Illustrator: William Heath Robinson

 

Publisher: Constable & Co Ltd

 

Year of Publication: 1913

 

Measurement: 9.00 x 10.00 inches (approximately)

 

Number of Pages: 288 numbered pages

 

Brief Details of the Book:

 

There are 288 numbered pages all top edges stained red as called for, with 16 coloured tipped-in plates as per the list in the book, and numerous full page and smaller black and white illustrations.

 

The Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales contained in his rare and collectable William Heath Robinson illustrated book include:

 

  • The Snow Queen

  • Elfin-Mount

  • The Little Mermaid

  • The Storks

  • The Nightingale

  • The Wild Swans

  • The Real Princess

  • The Red Shoes

  • The Emperor’s New Clothes

  • The Swineherd

  • The Flying Trunk

  • The Leaping Match

  • The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweeper

  • The Ugly Duckling

  • The Naughty Boy

 

This is a rare and attractive first edition of Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales illustrated by William Heath Robinson.

 

Condition of the Binding:

 

The red binding is in Very Good condition being complete and sound.  The front board has a wonderful plate inlaid of a stork illustrated in gilt. The front board and back boards have fading and marks; there is fading to the spine; the spine has knocks to the top and the bottom of the spine; and there are corner knocks.

 

 

Condition of the Pages:

 

The colour plates each have their own captioned tissue guards (that are discoloured and some with creasing) with all the coloured tipped-in plates being in Fine condition except for the plate opposite page 56 which is in Very Good condition with an old crease present but barely noticeable.

 

All the other pages are exceptionally clean and in overall Very Good condition with occasional and light foxing throughout and corner creasing to some pages.

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