Stories From Hans Andersen

DULAC, Edmund

A great illustrator's greatest success

DULAC, Edmund Stories From Hans Andersen

Hodder & Stoughton, 1911.

First edition, Deluxe issue, no. 267 of 750 copies, numbered and signed by Dulac. Large 4to. In the publisher's full white vellum binding, with vignettes and titles embossed in gilt. Top edge gilt and others untrimmed. Silk ties lacking. Pictorial endpapers with peacock design. Twenty eight mounted colour plates, all perfect and beautiful - the frontis is Dulac's famous illustration for the Princess and the Pea. The frontis has a tissue guard and all the other plates have captions on solid pages. Each text page has a decorative border in olive green. A near fine copy of this beautiful book, with the vellum bright and clean. Laid in is the notice for the Exhibition at the Leicester Galleries, where the water-colours for this book were offered for sale in the run up to Christmas 1911.

The deluxe edition of this beautiful book, priced at £5 5/-, sold out almost immediately on publication. The book is advertised by the publishers as "from end to end a delight" and contemporary reviewers concurred. Stories include some of the most popular fairy tales of all time; The Snow Queen, The Real Princess, The Little Mermaid and The Emperor's New Clothes.

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