Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: £75.00

Quantity: 1 available


Burgundy-red cloth covered boards with bright gilt titling, banding and 'Boots logo' to the spine, with bright gilt titling and gilt illustration of little children watching a snail wearing a hat to the front board. Black double borders to the front cover. In the original - and scarce - dust-jacket which has some edge chips and tears with some loss - mainly to the head of the d/j spine. The base colour lightly faded to the spine although all titling/decoration is clear and deep and the coloured laid-on plate to the upper panel is very clean and tidy. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Good Plus/Near VG. Light toning and some light foxing (pale browny spotting) to the page fore-edges. Internally a former owner's faint name and address to the front pastedown and hidden mainly under the dust-jacket flap. Size 10" x 8" x 2". 320 pages. 16 tipped-in lovely colour plates, all present & complete, and numerous charming, full page and smaller b/w illustrations all by W. Heath Robinson. NO Date - circa 1924 to 1930 - The First 'Boots' edition with the same number of plates and drawings as the first edition which was originally published, with W. Heath Robinson's illustrations, by Constable in 1913. The first few and last few pages have some very pale lemony spotting, and a few light spots/marks in the margins here and there in book. One neat tear, now closed and repaired to the front blank margin of page 83, but generally the book is very Clean, Tight and Bright throughout, and the plates are Fine. Book weighs c. 1.2 Kilos - Un-packaged - so shipping outside the UK will probably be a little extra, depending on your location. Please ask if uncertain of postal costs. See Images. ; Thick Small 4to 9" - 11" tall

Title: Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

Author Name: Andersen, Hans Christian

Illustrator: Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson

Categories: Boys/Girl's Stories Annuals, Illustrated, Childrens. Juvenile,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: London (H & S), By Hodder and Stoughton Limited for Boots Pure Drug Co. , Ltd. ; Nottingham.: 1930

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 114807

Keywords: Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Illustrated By W. Heath Robinson Hodder & Stoughton For Boots The Chemists 16 Tipped-in Lovely Colour Plates, All Present & Complete, And Numerous Charming, Full Page And Smaller B/w Illustrations All By W. Heath Robinson. NO Date - Circa 1924 To 1930.