Hansel And Gretel, Kay Nielsen, Hodder and Stoughton, 1925, 276pp. Key feature: The rarity of this book is unsurpassed. For sale is an extremely rare and impressive illustrated Kay Nielsen work.Signed and numbered, this is a huge masterpiece work measuring approx 30cm by 24 cm! Nielsen was a legendary Golden Age illustrator, working alongside Rackham, Dulac and Pogany. He produced illustrations for just a handful of works including. East of the Sun, West of the Moon. Hans Andersen's Fair Tales.
Hansel and Gretel was largely an American work, and was only published in this UK edition as a signed limited edition. This makes it one of his rarest, and a remarkable find. This copy is number 35 out of 600, and is complete with all twelve mounted plates. These are absolutely spectacular, and surely some of Nielsen's fines.A true masterpiece and one of the finest retellings of this Brothers Grimm tale. See photos for accurate description. Covers are reasonably bright, with some grubbiness and fading. Spine has repair as photographed, and more subtle split down some parts of the side.
Binding a little fragile due to size of book. Largely excellent inside, with light wear only. A good example with some age-related wear. The item "1925 Hansel And Gretel SIGNED FIRST EDITION Kay Nielsen FAIRY TALE Book Grimm's" is in sale since Wednesday, January 30, 2019.This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "cv00030" and is located in Guildford, Surrey.
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