ANDERSEN, Hans Christian.

FAIRY TALES. 1872.
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Author ANDERSEN, Hans Christian.
Title FAIRY TALES.
Published London. Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle. 1872.
Stock Code 13726
Description vi, [2], 94, [2] pages. Illustrated with coloured frontispiece and 11 coloured plates after original drawings by E. V. B. (Eleanor Vere Boyle.). Original decorative green cloth gilt. All edges gilt. Two plates trimmed at fore-edge; two with some slight damage to fore-edge; slight cracking to front inner hinge; else an excellent copy, being particularly clean internally. Printed at the Chiswick Press, the plates printed by the Leighton Brothers, this is arguably the finest of Boyle's creations and, altogether, a true masterpiece of Victorian book production.