Scarce first edition of this collection of classic Andersen stories, fancifully illustrated by Margaret Tarrant.
FAIRY STORIES FROM HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
Tales include the Snow Queen, Little Mermaid, Ugly Duckling, Emperor's New Clothes, Thumbelina (here called "Thumbelisa"), and more. After making her reputation as the illustrator of Charles Kingsley's WATER BABIES, Margaret Tarrant found continued success as a children's book illustrator. She was later associated with the Medici Society, who still sell prints of her work.
Read more: Alan Horne, The Dictionary of 20th Century British Book Illustrators, pages 407-408.
London, Melbourne and Toronto: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1917. 8'' x 6''. Original green publisher's cloth binding with color pictorial onlay of the Snow Queen. Color pictorial endpapers with scenes from various Andersen tales. Full-page color frontispiece with 48 full-page color plates. 344 pages. Small pencil gift inscription to verso of front flyleaf: "To,/ Dear Doris./ With love from/ Beatrice./ Xmas 1918." Paste-on lightly scuffed; corners and spine ends mildly bumped. Some foxing to edges; some foxing throughout. Else bright and sharp.
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