Stories and Fairy Tales (in 2 vols.)
London: George Allen, 1893. First Thus. One of three hundred copies printed on handmade paper. Original publisher's cloth stamped in gilt to spines and front boards. Measuring 250 x 195mm and illustrated beautifully throughout. Some soiling to spines andand boards; shelfwear and bumping to extremities with some splitting to the cloth at joints. Gift inscriptions from 1893 and 1949 to front pastedown of volume I and ownership signatures to pastedown of volume II. Offsetting and foxing to preliminary and terminal leaves, else fresh.
A compilation of some of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved fairy tales, including The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Suit, Thumbelina, and The Princess and the Pea. A large paper edition with ornate period illustrations throughout. (Item #5428)