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Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

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ISBN 10: 067030557X / ISBN 13: 9780670305575
Published by Viking Press/Metropolitan Museum of Art, U.S.A., 1981
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First edition (FP). Green cloth spine over blue boards, gilt titles, pictorial endsheets. With one- and four-color illustrations by Kay Nielsen, the latter on coated paper. Includes eleven stories. Book very good plus with mild sunning/fadng to boards at edges, giver inscription at top right corner of title page, two short (remainder?) marks at top edge. DJ also very good with light shelfwear. 155 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 13590

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Title: Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Viking Press/Metropolitan Museum of Art, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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First printing of this edition bound in blue cloth with gold spine lettering. Twelve color and several Black and White illustrations by Kay Nielsen. 8 1/2" x 11 1/2", 155 pages. A VG copy in a VG dust jacket. The book has a line of dust soiling along the outer edges of its cloth covers. Corners are rubbed. Dust spotting to the edges of the upper page block. Content is clean, tight & unmarked. The dust jacket has rubs to its corners and frays/rubs to its spine tips. 2" closed diagonal tear to the rear panel's upper right corner. Mild dust soiling to the panels.

About the Author:

Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875) was a Danish author and poet, most famous for his fairy tales. Among his best-known stories are "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Snow Queen", "The Little Mermaid", "Thumbelina", "The Little Match Girl", "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Red Shoes". During Andersen's lifetime he was feted by royalty and acclaimed for having brought great enjoyment to a whole generation of children throughout Europe. His fairy tales have been translated into more than 150 languages and they continue to be published in millions of copies all over the world. His fairy tales have inspired the creation of numerous films, theater plays, ballets and film animations.

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