First trade edition of these classic fairy tales illustrated by Dulac, including his justly acclaimed interpretations of "The Little Mermaid."
Fine in very good minus jacket.
STORIES FROM HANS ANDERSEN
"Edmund Dulac, one of the premier artists from the Golden Age of children's book illustration, was unsurpassed in his exquisite use of color, prompting one critic [Martin Birnbaum] to observe that 'each of these little incandescent miniatures seems to be made of opal dust on mother of pearl' [...] he created some of his best-known and celebrated works for this deluxe edition." – introduction to the 2008 facsimile by Calla Editions
With the exception of the folktales recorded by the Brothers Grimm, no European fairy tales have been more influential than those of Danish-born storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. Among the tales included here are "The Snow Queen," "The Emperor's New Clothes," and "The Real Princess," better known as "The Princess and the Pea." Dulac's characteristically saturated images feature stylistic nods to Chinese and Japanese art; his illustrations for "The Little Mermaid" are particularly celebrated. A beautiful copy, rarely found so bright and in the original dust jacket.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1911). 10.75'' x 8'' Original gilt-stamped orange cloth. In original dust jacket reproducing plate on page 89 from "The Nightingale." Pictorial endpapers. 28 tipped-in color plates with separate captioned page guards, plus decorative borders in green on text pages. viii, 250,  pages. Two large chips to jacket spine ends.
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