Hans Christian Andersen Limited Editions Club Artist Signed 6 Volumes + Slipcase
Six images of this artist-signed, limited-edition set are shown below; it is #623 of 1500 sets printed and is signed by both the artist and the translator i. Please see image #2 below. This item is: The Complete Andersen--All of the 168 Stories by Hans Christian Andersen, "freshly translated into English for this new edition by Jean Hersholt", Published by The Limited Editions Club, 1949, first edition thus i. This is the first edition with these illustrations and with this translation. Each book measures 10 3/4" x 6 3/4"; there are 1223 pages. Images #3 and #4 below are the front board and spine of Volume I; the other volumes are in the same condition. The books are in Very Good-Near Fine condition with some very gentle wear; they appear to be unread.
There are about 100, in-text, hand-colored illustrations throughout by Fritz Kredel. These books were published with a sturdy slipcase which is present in Very Good condition with some overall wear. For each book, there is no former owner's bookplate inside, no writing inside (except the two signatures), no foxing, and there are no loose pages.
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This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "dbrarebooks" and is located in this country: US.
- Year Printed: 1949
- Topic: Fairy Tales & Fantasy etc.
- Binding: Hardcovers + Slipcase
- Illustrator: Fritz Kredel
- Author: Hans Christian Andersen
- Subject: Children's
- Original/Facsimile: Original
- Language: English
- Signed: Yes
- Publisher: Limited Editions Club
- Special Attributes: First Edition Signed & Illustrated