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Hansel and Gretel and Other Stories.
London: Hodder and Stoughton,, [1925]. Quarto. Original white cloth, titles and decorations to spine and front cover gilt and blue, top edge gilt, red and gilt pictorial endpapers. Title page and letter heads printed in red and black, colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates tipped-in with captioned tissue-guards, and 10 monochrome full page illustrations. Spine gently rolled, a little foxing to covers, 2 tiny nicks to foot of front cover, another to head of spine; an excellent copy. Signed limited edition, number 175 of 600 copies signed by the artist. One of the finest illustrated editions of the Brothers Grimm; "Nielsen is a brilliant colourist and a highly decorative illustrator, his works, formed into frieze-like patterns, are closest to Persian or Middle-Eastern designs and therefore akin to Leon Bakst or Edmund Dulac" (Houfe, The Dictionary of 19th Century Book Illustrators and Caricaturists, p. 243). With the single-leaf printed advertisement for Nielsen's original water-colours, available at the Leicester Galleries, laid-in.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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