HANS ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES AND WONDER STORIES, 1930s - FAIRYTALES ILLUSTRATED
Title:HANS ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES AND WONDER STORIES
Author: Louis Rhead
Publisher: Blue Ribbon Books
City: New York Year: 1914 (Stated date; likely 1930s) Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 443 Illustrated: Yes
Book Details + Condition: Scarce edition from Blue Ribbon Books (circa 1930s) of HANS ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES AND WONDER STORIES. With over one hundred illustrations and decorations by Louis Rhead. Beautiful cover design of angelic fairy with colorful butterfly wings, and a man flying large swan under rainbow at spine. Ornate decoration and illustration throughout, with many full-page illustrations and several color plates. Louis Rhead and Frank Schoonover's illustration is whimsical and magical. Note about Rainbow Bindings at back, concerning “new process of cover illustration being reproduced w/the full beauty of original directly onto cloth and specially treated to make it dust and water proof and cleaned with a damp cloth in few swipes. Solely the product of Blue Ribbon Books and a unique development in modern book making." In very good condition: tight binding; bumped and rubbed corners; shelfwear to boards, including a few indentations; wear to spine ends; slight tilt to book; corner of p 191 torn off; text is clean and unmarked save owner's name on endpaper. Tales include: The Ugly Duckling, The Ice-Maiden, The Snow Queen, The Red Shoes, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Princess and the Pea, and many more.