HANS ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES, ILLUSTRATED by CECILE WALTON, 1st/1st, 1911, RARE
Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales ~ Illustrated with 24 "Pictures in Colour" by Cecile Walton, Translated by H. Oskar Sommer ~ 1st Edition / 1st Printing 1911; Scarce Complete Edition
Publisher T.C. & E.C. Jack, London (1911)
Rare first edition from 1911 of "Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales," illustrated with 24 "Pictures in Colour" by Cecile Walton, translated by H. Oskar Sommer. All Walton images are present in this edition. Black boards with heavy gilt decorations and writing; 431 pages. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for some rubbed corners and light shelf-wear. The pages and illustrations are crisp and clean and free of interior markings, save for pasted newspaper clipping on the second page and a portrait print of Hans Christian Andersen pasted to the last blank page. A beautiful and COMPLETE example of this scarce illustrated edition!
Walton was a Scottish painter, illustrator and sculptor. She is considered a moving spirit of the Edinburgh chapter of the Symbolist movement presenting elements of spirituality, the imagination, and dreams. Walton's first major book commission displaying the influence of her native Glasgow (daughter of E.A. Walton, one of the 'Glasgow Boys'). The paintings on plates are vibrant and magical w/elements of 20th century modernist movements.