HANSEL AND GRETEL. And other stories by the Brothers Grimm.
NIELSEN. KAY. Illustrates.; Grimm. Wilhelm & Jacob.
George Doran and Company. New York.,1925.
SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION. 4to. (12.3 x 10.2 inches). One of only 600 copies, numbered and signed by Kay Nielsen. Illustrated with 12 beautiful full page colour plates, each with a printed tissue guard. Ten mono plates. Red and black title page and initial letters to each chapter. In the orginal Orange paper covered boards with white velucent paper spine and corners. Brown morocco label, ruled and lettered in gilt. Decorative gold, red and white endpapers. Top edge gilt. There is a split (about 4 inches long) to the top of the spine but it still sits flat and is not very noticable. The label is a bit darkend and has minor rubbing but the gilt is still bright. Overall a very good copy of this scarce limited edition, for which there was no UK equivalent. Housed in the publishers original orange paper covered slipcase, printed in red to the front panel. The slipcase has a split to half of the top front hinge and half of the top outer panel hinge (both easily repairable by a professional restorer if required) but is generally in quite good condition for such a fragile item. A beautifully illustrated edition featuring all the favourite from the Brothers Grimm, including Rumpelstiltskin, Snowdrop (Snow White), Katskin, and, of course, Hansel and Gretel.:.