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Aladdin and the wonderful lamp. Joseph and his brothers. The three bears. The ugly duckling. The sleeping beauty in the wood. The tale of Ali Baba and the forty thieves. Bluebeard. Hansel and Gretel. Jack and the beanstalk. The emperor's new clothes. Pandora's box. King Midas and the golden touch. Beauty and the beast. Dick Whittington and his cat. St. George and the dragon.

Andersen, Hans Christian; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Charles Perrault; et al.

Published by The Limited Editions Club 1949?52, New York, 1949
From SessaBks (ABAA, ILAB) (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

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Complete set of the => entire 15-volume run of the Evergreen Tales, the Limited Editions Club's only books specifically produced and labelled as being for children ? the Club's gathering of what they considered to be the most beloved and time-honored of classic children's stories. Edited by Jean Hersholt, these lovingly prepared renditions were illustrated by some of the LEC's biggest names, including Arthur Szyk, Edy Legrand, Raffaelo Busoni, Fritz Eichenberg, et al. Many of the volumes are signed at the colophon by Hersholt, and => illustrators who signed are: Edward Ardizzone, Everett Gee Jackson, Ervine Metzl, Robert Lawson, Henry C. Pitz, Busoni, and Eichenberg. These examples are numbered copy 238 of either 2000 or 2500 printed depending on the set (except for one trio out of the five, which is numbered 236); the appropriate LEC newsletter is present. 8vo (31 cm, 12.1"). 15 vols. Illus. Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club, 1931-3, 2024-6, 2037-9, 22210-13, 22812-15. Publisher's cloth of various colors, eight volumes in the original glassine dust wrappers, all in publisher's red paper?covered slipcases with printed paper spine labels; some wrappers with tears or chips, slipcase spines gently sunned, slipcases showing light shelfwear overall with Aladdin case dust-soiled, Emperor's New Clothes' spine lettering rubbed. Ali Baba and a few other volumes with scattered spots of light foxing, overall most pages clean. Newsletter moderately worn. Complete sets are uncommon; this one shows no signs of having been in the hands of any actual child. Bookseller Inventory # 30766

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Title: Aladdin and the wonderful lamp. Joseph and ...

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club 1949?52, New York

Publication Date: 1949

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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