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1959 Fairy Tales and Legends by Hans Andersen / The Bodley Head, London / Rex Whistler Illustrations / Beautiful Decorative Boards

1959 Fairy Tales and Legends by Hans Andersen / The Bodley Head, London / Rex Whistler Illustrations / Beautiful Decorative Boards

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A stunning book. An extremely elegant edition of The Fairy Tales and Legends of Hans Andersen. Published in 1959 by The Bodley Head, London. A beautiful book, with forty-eight tales, black and white illustrations throughout by Rex Whistler and gorgeous ornate boards. In very good condition.

Whistler (1905 – 1944) was an important British artist and illustrator who's career was tragically cut short by the Second World War.

Includes: The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid and The Red Shoes amongst many others.

Inside the pages are clean, bright and tightly bound. Opens onto red decorative endpapers. Has a neatly inked name on the front half-title page, but no other writing or markings of previous ownership. The top closed edge is tinted red.

In absolutely gorgeous light blue cloth covered boards with ornate gilt and red design to the front, back and spine. All in top order, with just some mild rolling and tanning at the corners and spine ends.

Your vintage copy of Fairy Tales and Legends by Hans Andersen will be wrapped with care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged. I am always happy to include a gift card with a message in the parcel.

H 21.5 cm x W 15.5 cm, 470 pages, 0.85 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK. With the exception of a small number of countries.

*If you would prefer for your book not to be decoratively wrapped and sent simply in the full protective packaging please add a note to the order.

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