EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON: Old Tales From the North: [Nielsen Kay, illus.]

EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON: Old Tales From the North

[Nielsen Kay, illus.]

Published by London Hodder and Stroughton [1914]
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First Edition. The Limited Edition, one of only 500 numbered copies signed by Kay Nielsen and bound in white vellum gilt. Illustrated with 25 beautiful tipped-in color plates by Kay Nielsen as well as numerous detailed black and whites throughout the text. 4to, original full white vellum with gilt lettering and pictorial decorations in blue and gilt on the spine and upper cover, and with decorative endpapers printed in black and gilt. 206 pp. + plates A lovely bright and clean copy of this rare book with only a bit of old shelf wear at the foot of the spine and, the color plates are truly fine impressions. A WONDERFUL BOOK AND KAY NIELSEN'S BEST. The signed, limited first edition is extremely scarce and in a larger and more decorative format then the more common American edition. This copy is particularly nice. These old-wives' fables "are the romances of the childhood of Nations: they are the never-failing springs of sentiment, of sensation, of heroic example, from which primeval peoples drank their fill at will" (- from the Introduction). This is one of only five books that Nielsen illustrated before going to work as an animator for Disney. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON: Old ...
Publisher: London Hodder and Stroughton [1914]

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Nielsen, Kay (Illus)
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Book Description George H Doran Company, New York. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Early American Edition. 204 pgs. No date, circa 1924. Mustard cloth with red stamped titling to cover and spine, previous owner's name on endpaper, occasional marks to pages, one page with edge tear, corner off one mounting page, all color plates are intact and fine; the rare dust jacket is age-toned with a stain at spine edge, but complete. Orange and white decorative endpapers,Tipped-in color frontis and 24 other tipped in color plates with captions. Many other decorative elements and illustrations in b&w. Nielsen's illustrations are breathtaking and bold. Uncommon in such a nice dust jacket. Size: Large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 006575

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Book Description Garden City, NY Garden City Publishing Co., Inc. nd. The Garden City issue, printed from the plates of the Doran First American edition. Illustrated with eight colour plates and numerous black and white drawings by Kay Nielsen. 8vo, publisher's original black cloth with pictorial pastedown by Victor Candell on front cover, the spine lettered and pictorially decorated in green, in the scarce pictorial dustjacket designed by Candell. 204 pp. An especially fine and bright copy of a book rarely found in such excellent condition, the black cloth, pristine and beautifully preserved by the fully intact dustjacket which has only a very little evidence of minor edgewear, the text very fine and fresh. RARE IN DUSTJACKET. FIRST OF THE ISSUE AND EDITON AND A BOOK VERY ELUSIVE IN SUCH EXCELLENT CONDITION. This collection of sixteen tales was initiated by Nielsen in 1912, though it was not originally published until 1924. Nielsen’s style and artistry would later reach mass audiences in Disney’s early animated films, perhaps most notably "Fantasia". This is one of only five titles illustrated by Nielsen. The issue is textually identical to Doran's edition. These old-wives' fables "are the romances of the childhood of Nations: they are the never-failing springs of sentiment, of sensation, of heroic example, from which primevil peoples drank their fill at will" (- from the Introduction). Bookseller Inventory # 27208

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Published by New York George H. Doran [1922] (1922)
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Book Description New York George H. Doran [1922], 1922. First U.S edition. Illustrated with 25 beautiful tipped-in colour plates, numerous black and white illustrations, and elaborate decorative endpapers by Kay Nielsen. 4to, publisher’s original buff-yellow cloth lettered in red on the spine and lettered and pictorially decorated in red on the upper cover. IN THE VERY SCARCE ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET, lettered and decorated in red. 205. An extremely fine, especially bright copy in superbly preserved dustjacket. Essentially as pristine and mint. EXTREMELY SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL DUSTJACKET.ESPECIALLY RARE IN SUCH FINE CONDITION. Fifteen old Norwegian folk-tales from Asbjornsen and Moe’s ‘Norske Folkeeventyr’, have been selected and magnificently portrayed by Nielson. Only his second book commission, this collection of paintings earned him enormous public recognition and equal standing with Dulac and Rackham as a leading children’s book illustrator. Here, in its larger format, we are offered the luxury of viewing all 25 illustrations with utter clarity. "In these elegant paintings, he combined qualities of Oriental design with those unique features of his native Scandinavia: The melancholic mystery of a bleak Nordic twilight seemed to cast a magical spell on the images themselves. If it were not for the outbreak of war that year, there is no doubt that Nielsen would have continued to produce many more of these remarkable paintings for children, to establish him as a great master of the Northern fairy tale." -Susan Meyer. These captivating old tales at once exotic and somehow familiar, of princes and princesses, giants and mythic goats, all combine to give us a glimpse into the Norwegian imagination. And we cannot help but agree that: "The quaintness, the tenderness, the grotesque yet realistic intermingling of actuality with supernaturalism, by with the original Norske folkeeventyr are characterized, will make an appeal to all, as represented in the pictures of Kay Nielsen. And these imperishable traditions, whose bases are among the very roots of all antiquity, are here reincarnated in line and colour, to the delight of all who ever knew or now shall know them." -Preface. Bookseller Inventory # 27113

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Book Description London Hodder and Stroughton [1914], 1914. First Edition. The best of the various issues of the first editions. Illustrated with 25 beautiful tipped-in color plates by Kay Nielsen as well as numerous detailed black and white drawings throughout the text. 4to, very handsomely bound in a deluxe custom full crushed black morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf, the spine with fine raised bands and gilt lettering, the upper cover with a tall gilt pictorial decoration derived from Nielsen's illustrations, the endpapers designed from Nielsen's "North Wind" plate, a.e.g., with a custom clamshell box of maroon cloth with matching chemise. 206 pp. + plates A fine copy, richly bound, the colour plates are truly fine impressions, in superb condition and clearly superior to any of the later reprints in quality, the book is unusually fresh without so much as a single spot of foxing. FIRST EDITION AND AN IMPORTANT AND UNIQUE COPY OF NIELSEN’S BEST BOOK. Fifteen old Norwegian folk-tales from Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe’s ‘Norske Folkeeventyr’, have been selected and magnificently portrayed by Nielson. Only his second book commission, this collection of paintings earned him enormous public recognition and equal standing with Dulac and Rackham as a leading children’s book illustrator. Here, in its larger format, we are offered the luxury of viewing all 25 illustrations with utter clarity. "In these elegant paintings, he combined qualities of Oriental design with those unique features of his native Scandinavia: The melancholic mystery of a bleak Nordic twilight seemed to cast a magical spell on the images themselves. If it were not for the outbreak of war that year, there is no doubt that Nielsen would have continued to produce many more of these remarkable paintings for children, to establish him as a great master of the Northern fairy tale."-Susan Meyer. These captivating old tales at once exotic and somehow familiar, of princes and princesses, giants and mythic goats, all combine to give us a glimpse into the Norwegian imagination. And we cannot help but agree that: "The quaintness, the tenderness, the grotesque yet realistic intermingling of actuality with supernaturalism, by which the original Norske folkeeventyr are characterized, will make an appeal to all, as represented in the pictures of Kay Nielsen. And these imperishable traditions, whose bases are among the very roots of all antiquity, are here reincarnated in line and colour, to the delight of all who ever knew or now shall know them."-Preface. [Surely,] these old-wives' fables "are the romances of the childhood of Nations: they are the never-failing springs of sentiment, of sensation, of heroic example, from which primeval peoples drank their fill at will" (- from the Introduction). This is one of only five books that Nielsen illustrated before going to work as an animator for Disney. The best of the first editions is quite scarce and in a larger and more decorative format then the more common American edition. This copy is handsome and bright and quite fine. Bookseller Inventory # 27209

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