Fairy Tales and Legends by Hans Andersen illustrated by Rex Whistler first edition book 1935 is for sale. This stunning and rare Fairy Tales and Legends by Hans Andersen first edition has 10 full page black and white illustrations and numerous smaller illustrations by Rex Whistler. This first edition was published by Cobden Sanderson Ltd in London and measures 6 x 8¼ inches (approximately).
This stunning Rex Whistler first edition book has 48 Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales that includes The Little Match Girl, The Little Mermaid, The Nightingale, The Red Shoes, The Snow Queen, The Tinder-Box, The Ugly Duckling, The Wild Swans, Thumbelina, and many more classic children’s stories.
The original binding is red with cream coloured decoration, and gilt decoration with gilt lettering. The binding is in exceptional Very Good condition with slight fading to the spine, light knocks to the top and bottom of the spine, and slight shelf lean.
There are 470 numbered pages, all edges rose-coloured tinted, wonderful decorated endpapers, that are in Near Fine condition with only very occasional spotting, and a neat inscription to the front pastedown..
Fairy Tales and Legends by Hans Andersen Illustrated by Rex Whistler is a very rare and collectable first edition book packed with wonderful short stories and great illustrations.