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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator; Andersen, Hans

Published by London: George G. Harrap, 1932, 1932
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English American Trade EditionScarce in the Original Dust Jacket and Box[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George G. Harrap, 1932. First American trade edition, with Harrap imprint to title page and dust jacket but with McKay imprint to tail of cloth spine. Large octavo (9 1/2 x 7 1/8 in; 244 x 180 mm). 287, [1] pp. Twelve full-page color illustrations with captioned tissue-guards and fifty-nine black and white drawings. Pink and white pictorial end-papers. Publisher's rose red cloth, pictorially stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Spine with MacKay imprint. A very fine copy in the original and near fine color pictorial dust jacket, in turn housed in the original publisher's box with a full color illustration laid on. Although this is clearly the first English trade edition the cloth binding is a previously unrecorded variant with the U.S. (David McKay) stamp at the foot of the spine. The British and US printings were identical, both printed by R. & R. Clark, Ltd., Edinburgh, although the American issue is 1/4 inch shorter than the British issue."The Observer invited Hugh Walpole to chose the best picture-book of 1932. 'I give the prize without hesitation to Rackham's Hans Andersen,' Walpole replied. 'He has risen nobly to his subject. He has acquired a new tenderness and grace. His fantasy is stronger than ever.' Twenty-five years after its publication, the Hans Andersen had become one of the most difficult of Rackham's books to buy second-hand" (Hudson, Arthur Athur Rackham His Life and Work, p. 133-34).Latimore and Haskell, p. 68. Riall, p. 177. Bookseller Inventory # 02514

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Title: Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

Publisher: London: George G. Harrap, 1932

Publication Date: 1932

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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