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Fairy Tales

Andersen, Hans Christian

ISBN 10: 0340258071 / ISBN 13: 9780340258071
Published by Hodder Children's Books, U.S.A., 1980
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First thus, first printing of this beautiful facsimile edition. Original brown cloth boards with ornate gilt spine and front. Pictorial title page, 16 full colour plates plus numerous b/w drawings, some full page. A beautiful and faithful reproduction of the 1923 edition on quality acid free paper. A generic inscription on the f.f.e.p. (no names) o/w unmarked and clean throughout. Bookseller Inventory # 007134

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Title: Fairy Tales

Publisher: Hodder Children's Books, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


A collection of nineteen of Hans Christian Andersen's most famous short stories, first published in 1912. Stories include: 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Emperor's New Clothes', 'Little Thumb', and 'The Snow Queen', 'The Galoshes of Fortune', 'The Red Shoes', 'The Wild Swans' and others. Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875) was a Danish poet and author celebrated for his children's stories but perhaps best known for his fables and fairy tales - meant for both adults and children. They were frequently written in a colloquial style, using idioms and spoke language in a manner previously unseen in Danish literature. Though simple at first glance, Hans Andersen Fairy Tales often convey sophisticated moral teachings, in equal measure heart-breaking and heart-warming. These tales are further enhanced by the wonderful watercolour illustrations of A. Duncan Carse - a lesser known though immensely accomplished artist and Golden Age illustrator. Andreas Duncan Carse (1876 - 1938) provided the illustrations for Lucy M. Scott's Dewdrops from Fairyland in 1912 but it was Carse's contributions to Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales that arguably solidified his reputation as an accomplished illustrator of children's books. Pook Press celebrates the great 'Golden Age of Illustration' in children's classics and fairy tales - a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration. We publish rare and vintage Golden Age illustrated books, in high-quality colour editions, so that the masterful artwork and story-telling can continue to delight both young and old.

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Enjoy eight timeless tales from a magical storyteller. This enchanting collection, retold by writer and critic Naomi Lewis, contains eight of Hans Christian Andersen's magnificent stories. It includes Thumbelina, a little girl no more than a thumb-joint high, "The Emperor's New Clothes", the tale of a man who cares only for his appearance and The Little Mermaid, who longs to one day marry a human prince. This title presents these unabidged stories on 3 CDs.

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