Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

By: Andersen, Hans Christian

Price: £30.00

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. NO dustjacket. There is a small indent to the spine and a split (1 cm x 0.5 cm) to the front edge of the spine - now coloured in so not too noticable. All titling/decoration/base colour is clear and deep and overall the covers look near VG. Light toning and some foxing (pale browny spotting) to the page fore-edges. Internally a presentation note to the former owner on the front free endpaper "...with love from Mummy and Dad" dated Christmas 1930. 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. There is some very neat (childs') colouring to about 6 or so of the b/w illustrations but all plates are untouched. The first few and last few pages have some heavier foxing (pale lemony-tan spotting) and more spotting scattered here and there in the book, but overall the book is generally clean, bright and tight. NO printed Date - the book is circa 1924 to 1930 - This is 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. 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: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 114950

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.