Hans Andersen's Fairy Stories with 48 colour plates by Margaret W. Tarrant, 4th Edn., c1930. SOLD 09.09.2014.
Published by Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd., London. Dimensions : 211mm x 155mm x 33mm. Weight : 0.650kg net. Condition : Quite good.
Hans Andersen's Fairy Stories. A selection of the stories most suitable for younger children. With 48 colour plates by Margaret W. Tarrant (actually only 44 listed in index so this must include the double paste-downs and end-papers). 4th Edition. Published by Ward, Lock and Co. Limited, London and Melbourne. Printed in GB by Butler & Tanner, Frome and London. c1930.
Dimensions : 211mm x 155mm x 33mm. Weight : 0.650kg net.
8vo, 340 medium heavy duty numbered pages plus 4 pages of advertising at edn. 44 colour plates by Margaret W. Tarrant and colour illustrated e/p's and paste-downs.
Condition/Notes : Quite good. No DJ. The pale green illustrated linen front board has wear to edges, wear to corners and marking to face; the oval centre colour illustration is faded. Plain green back board is similar with bumps to corners. The spine has wear top and tail and a 20mm vertical tear up from the lower edge; black ink print and vertical lines design. Front paste-down and e/p have joint colour illustration as does the back; there is a 60mm surface tear along the gutter from top edge down but binding secure. e/p verso blank with handscript presentation upper edge and lower rh corner dated Dec. 1937. Facing pp with title with foxing spots and band lh edge. Frontispiece follows with colour plate The Snow Queen Calls for Little Kay, Margaret W. Tarrant sig included. Title page facing; verso list of Uniform with this volume : Charming Colour Books for Children. Contents follows. Colour Plates follows viii-ix listing 44 plates with title and page number. Preface by H.G. (Harry Golding Editor) follows . Commences p13 with The Little Swineherd and first colour plate facing. Pages with light/medium usage but with foxing throughout. The colour plates are good with light usage, generally signed full or initials. Binding quite tight but with strain to p170-171. Browning to edges. No cocking.
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