Hans Christian Andersen
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Orange/brown cloth spine. Large format. Pictorial boards. Numerous coloured and b/w illustrations by Anne Anderson, illustrating Hans Andersen and Grimms' Fairy Tales. Spine is faded. Bumping/some scuffing/wear to cover edges and a couple of corners. Surface paper damage to edge of rear cover. Page edge browning, but contents are still very good.
This is a facsimile of the 1923 edition published by Hodder & Stoughton. Brown boards covers, gilt decoration. 16 colour plates plus numerous b/w illustrations, many full-page. Pictorial title-page. A very handsome book, faithfully reproduced. ISBN: 0340258071. Spine bumped.
BIG BOOK OF FAIRY TALES
Written by Brothers Grimm; Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by Anne Anderson.
Stock no. 2134472
Published by The Children's Press. Circa 1950. Almost very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Large format, pictorial boards and spine. 4 pretty colour plates plus b/w text illustrations throughout. Well-known favourites by Grimm and Andersen. Small chip to top of spine. Bumping to spine and corners. Foxing throughout! Wrapper is creased with tears and chips; a little loss; foxed and browned.
Red cloth, gilt titles and decorations. 16 gorgeous colour plates plus b/w illustrations. Top edge red. 6th printing. Slip case is very good - a few marks and scuffs.
Large format. Blue cloth spine. Paperboards with colour picture to front. 8 pretty colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 128 pages. Spine bumped. Cover edges lightly rubbed. Pencil name and date to front free-endpaper. Some heavy foxing, mainly at textblock.
HANS ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES
Written by Reginald Spink; Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by H. Baumhauer.
Stock no. 1319182
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1968. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
8 colour plates plus b/w line drawings. Childrens Illustrated Classics series. Cream and blue decorated cloth with matching endpapers. 245 pages. Spine bumped. Some lower corner tips slightly creased. Price-cut wrapper is edge worn/rubbed and slightly scuffed.
Told to the Children Series. Pictorial onlay to front cover. Beige cloth, gilt titles and decoration. 8 colour plates. 113 pages plus 4 page publication list. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Covers slightly grubby. Front free-endpaper neatly removed. Foxing to page edges else contents clean.
Large format. Green cloth with dark title to spine and pictorial onlay to front cover. 5 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. 320 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Fading/browning and some foxing to spine and unevenly to covers. Small corner of loss to pictorial onlay. Prize plate to half-title page. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. A few margin marks. All plates present.
A Hamlyn Classic. Pale blue cloth with gilt title to spine. Colour frontis and 1 b/w illustration. 206 pages. Page browning throughout. Pictorial wrapper is just a little edge rubbed.
Published for Boots The Chemist. Large format. Red cloth covers, gilt titles. 16 colour tipped-in plates. Many b/w illustrations. 319 pages. 10 x 7.5". Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some fraying and chipping to cloth on spine. Marks to covers. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Marks to margins. There are a few pages which have closed margin tears (one which goes through text). There are two page margin tears, with pieces of loss. All plates present. A reading copy.
Large format. Green cloth, gilt titles, vignette to front cover and border. 8 stories. 8 colour plates plus b/w illustrations. 128 pages. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some chipping and fraying to cloth at edges and to top and tail of spine. Marks to covers. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and some page margins. All plates present.
THE UGLY DUCKLING
Written by Hans Christian Andersen; Jerry Pinkney. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
Stock no. 2130657
Published by Morrow Junior Books. Circa 1999. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Text adapted from Lang's Yellow Fairy Book and Andersen's Fairy Tales. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. ISBN: 068815932X. 4th printing. Wrapper corners worn; spine faded.