Title: Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
Author: Hans Andersen, L.W. Kingsland
Illustrator: Ernest H. Shepard
Year: 1975
Binding: Hardback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192745050
Remarks: Ex-library; lacking ffep
Book Condition: Fair/Good
Jacket Condition: Good

 

Description: A very rare collection of 32 fairy tales translated from the original Danish by L.W. Kingsland. Includes such classics as Thumbelina, The Little Match-Girl, and The Snow Queen as well as lesser known works like Eldermother and The Goblin at the Provision Dealer's.

Ernest H. Shepard's wonderful b&w sketches and full-page watercolours bring each fairy tale to life.

Light green cloth boards. Laminated jacket has been clipped and a revised price sticker labelled "OUP £4.50 net" affixed to the inside flap. 35 year old adhesive tape is holding the library binding in place. "Lambeth Public Libraries" blind-stamped on rear (refer to image). Dewey number neatly machine-printed on spine and inscribed in black ballpoint on verso. Usual library stamps present inside. Missing ffep. Vast majority of pages are clean, though the first few, and a handful of others, are stained. Previous owner's name crossed out in felt-tip on rear pastedown. Minor scribbling (including a mathematical problem!) on pastedown and rfep.

Measures 20.5 cm × 13.5 cm (8.2″ × 5.4″). 8vo. 327 pp.

Price: £18.95

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