Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen


Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen


Title: Fairy Tales

Author: Hans Christian Andersen, Kay Nielsen (illus)

Publisher: Viking Press/Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1981

Condition: Hardcover, cloth, with dust jacket. Dust jacket has edgewear and shelf-wear. Book spotted along the edges. Otherwise very good. Clean and neat interior. Previous owner’s Christmas gift inscription on blank flypage.

A lovely 1980s re-print of the original trade edition from the early 20th century.

About the book:

Few writers can claim to have contributed to the world’s store of folklore, but Hans Christian Andersen, the shy and reclusive Danish writer, was one of them.

Inspired by the great tradition of The Arabian Nights and the Brothers Grimm, his magical stories continue to delight, enchant and occasionally terrify.

About the Illustrator:

Kay Rasmus Nielsen (March 12, 1886 – June 21, 1957) was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century, the “golden age of illustration” which lasted from when Daniel Vierge and other pioneers developed printing technology to the point that drawings and paintings could be reproduced with reasonable facility. He joined the ranks of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac in enjoying the success of the gift books of the early 20th century. Nielsen is also known for his collaborations with Disney for whom he contributed many story sketches and illustrations. (from wikipedia)