A 14-page introduction, "Life of Andersen,'' precedes the 48 classic fairy tales (advertised as new translations, which also appear significantly abridged), beautifully complemented by over 200 original illustrations by Victorian artists such as Harrison Weir, V. Pedersen, M. L. Stone, A. W. Bayes, & others. This is a First Edition (First, thus) from 1884 of a volume in the Arlington series issued by Hurst & Co. between 1883-1889. Author's name is misspelled "Anderson" on spine. Unfortunately, condition is Poor on this small (12 mos.) hardcover with decorative red cloth-covered boards, which are heavily rubbed & appear to have suffered water damage on rear. Pages significantly tanned & rather brittle; some have short tears. Both hinges are cracked & some of the signatures are loose, but stitching still intact. Last blank page (following index, preceding rear endpaper's ad for Sohmer pianos) is loose & raggedy around outer edges. Old gift inscription in pencil on ffep ("To Mabel for good lessons and perfect deportment, from her loving mother" with name & month. NO other writing/underlining/highlighting, NOT ex-lib. Despite condition problems, this is a lovely old edition with rare illustrations not found in newer versions! Please see our 5 photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2016. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by 2 pm Weekdays (Pacific time); Weekends & holidays ship next business day. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen. A ...
Publisher: Argyle Press/Hurst & Co., Publishers
Publication Date: 1884
Illustrator: Weir, H.; Pedersen, V.; Stone, M.; Bayes, A
Book Condition: Poor
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