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NIELSEN, Kay
East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1914. Color frontispiece and 24 other mounted color plates by Kay Nielsen, each protected with lettered tissues; many black & white drawings and decorations throughout the text. 206 pages. Thick 4to, bound in the original full vellum with gilt-decorated cover and spine, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt (minor scuffing and areas of discoloration on covers; cloth ties lacking). London: Hodder & Stoughton, [1914]. Limited first edition -- number 128 of 500 copies, signed by the artist. Some fingering in page margins throughout, and several pages have minor tears but plates are all in excellent condition. Overall a very good attractive copy of this important book. A collection of 15 old Norwegian folktales. This was Nielsen's second commission, and helped greatly to solidify his artistic reputation. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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