Fairy Tales And Legends by Hans Anderson


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London: Cobden-Sanderson, 1935. First edition. Illustrated by Rex Whistler. One of 250 copies. Deluxe edition signed by Whistler on the half-title page. 470 pages. 10 full-page b&w illustrations with many others throughout the text. Boards marked with a small stain to the rear, spine faded, corners gently bumped, some marks to gilt edges, light internal foxing but contents remain clean and binding firm. Overall a very good, attractive copy. 

A wonderful edition of this collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Anderson, signed and illustrated by British artist Rex Whistler, who died in Normandy during World War II.

There are forty eight stories altogether, which include classics and some more obscure tales. 

- The Little Mermaid 
- The Emperor's new Clothes
- Thumbelina,
- The Real Princess
- The Storks
- The Ugly Duckling
- The Elfin Mount
- What The Moon Saw
- The Elder-Tree Mother
- The Marsh King's Daughter
- The Wild Swans
- The Rose-Elf
- The Red Shoes
- The Snow Queen