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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

Andersen, Hans Christian; Siewers, Carl (Danish Translation)

Published by Dana Estes & Company, Boston, 1902
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Beautifully designed, rare tangible. Stated at copyright: 1887 by Estes & Lauriat, 1902 by Dana Estes & Company. Large 7 1/2" x 9 3/4" design. Tan full-cloth boards, red, green, and black stamped cover design and spine titles, moderate shelf wear, discoloration. Elaborate cover design depicts fairy-like figure with butterfly wings, oak tree in background with two root structures flaring to either side of fairy and depicting owl and elf faces at centers; above, an open scroll with cover title. Castle in the clouds w/red sun at back board. Heavy stock pages very good; attractive 1902 inscription at endp. Frontispiece plate w/tissue guard. Bind good; hinges intact. Solid, near very good example of this rare illustrated volume. Translated from the Danish by Carl Siewers. Illustrated with over Eighty Vignettes, and Twenty-four Full-page Half-tones by Joseph J. Mora. These richly detailed illustrations, accompanying the tales throughout, are intriguing, enigmatic and sometimes unusual. Joseph Jacinto Mora (1876-1947) was a Uruguayan-born American illustrator, sculptor, painter, photographer, muralist and author. Living with the Hopi and writing about his experiences, he became known as the "Renaissance Man of the West." Tales include: The Tinder-Box; Little Klaus and Big Klaus; Little Ida's Flowers; Lizzie Thumb; The Travelling Companion; The Little Mermaid; The Emperor's New Suit; The Steadfast Tin Soldier; The Wild Swans; The Flying Trunk; The Storks; The Bronze Pig; The Swine Herd; The Nightingale; The Ugly Duckling; The Fir-Tree; The Snow-Queen; and, The Little Match Girl. 189 pages. Insured post. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 018674

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Title: Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

Publisher: Dana Estes & Company, Boston

Publication Date: 1902

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Mora, Joseph J.

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Edition Thus.

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