In Powder and Crinoline

Old Fairy Tales Retold by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

NIELSEN, Kay

IN ORIGINAL BOX

NIELSEN, Kay In Powder and Crinoline Old Fairy Tales Retold by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

Hodder and Stoughton, 1913.

First edition, first issue. 4to. Grey cloth spine with lettering and decoration in gilt. Paper covered boards illustrated in line by Nielsen. Top edge gilt. In the publisher's original card box, with a stunning colour plate on the upper cover. Loosely inserted is the Leicester Galleries exhibition notice, advertising the original paintings for sale at their London gallery in November 1913. Pictorial endpapers with delicate line drawings. Twenty four beautiful colour illustrations mounted within decorative borders and protected by captioned tissue guards. A very bright copy, in near fine condition. The text with some occasional browning, all plates vibrant and perfect. The box has some light wear to corners and edges, but remains attractive and has protected the book well.

Nielsen's first gift book is a wonderful work with dazzling illustrations.

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