Andersen, Hans - Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales. Folio Society, 1995, 1st thus (reprinted many times since). Contents: Marsh King's Daughter; Tommelise; Snow Queen; Elfin-Mount; Little Mermaid; Storks; Nightingale; Wild Swans; Real Princess; Red Shoes; Emperor's New Clothes; Swinehert; Flying Trunk; Leaping Match; Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep; Ugly Duckling; Naughty Boy. 'The Emperor's New Clothes', 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Princess and the Pea', 'The Ugly Duckling'... Andersen's magical tales are part of the very fabric of childhood and in this selection readers will find seventeen of his most famous stories. The original paintings by William Heath Robinson, reproduced in colour and black-and-white, capture all the magic of the text in this beautifull facsimile edition. Hans Andersen's stories have achieved a place in the hearts of children everywhere. Our facsimile of the 1913 edition, with the magical illustrations of W. Heath Robinson, captures all the haunting beauty and mystery of the world's favourite fairy stories, from The Ugly Duckling to The Little Mermaid. (Folio Society). 10" x 7¼", 302pp plus 16 plates, red cloth, gold and cream blocked decoration, hardback. Illustrated with colour plates and monochrome drawings within the text by W. Heath Robinson.
Probably unread; very slightly sunned spine; fine; complete with fine (paper fold unders pasted sheet to one corner of opening that looks like a bump but isn't) slip-case.
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