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CLARKE, Harry, illustrator; ANDERSON, Hans Christian
Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen
London: George G. Harrap & Company, 1916. The Rarest of all Harry Clarke's Signed Limited Editions [CLARKE, Harry, illustrator]. ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by Harry Clarke. London: George G. Harrap & Company, [1916]. Edition De Luxe limited to 125 copies signed by Harry Clarke (this being No. 42).Large quarto (11 1/8 x 7 5/8 inches; 283 x 194 mm.). 319, [1] pp. Sixteen mounted color plates (all with captioned tissue guards), twenty-four black and white plates, and ten decorative tail-pieces, mostly repeated throughout the text. Additional line drawings for the frontispiece, title-page, list of illustrations, self-portrait tail-piece, and "The Tinder-Box" title-piece. Publisher's white vellum over boards, front cover and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Scattered light foxing throughout not affecting any of the color or black and white plates. Aside from the foxing this is a fine copy, with the the gilt decoration on the vellum covers bright and fresh.The rarest of all the Harry Clarke signed limited editions. "Harrap published Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales in a limited, signed and numbered edition of 125 copies, bound in vellum and printed on rag paper, at 3 guineas for circulation in England and America... Harrap's prospectus introduced Harry Clarke as... "Mr. Clarke brings to Hans Andersen an entirely fresh interpretation, and he appeals to the intellectual emotions of art-lovers, who will find in his work satisfaction of their craving for new and unconventional treatment of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. [United States]
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