Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale books are considered some of the most elaborate and valuable in the world. This book is a rare 1st edition dating over 120 years old and a book such as this. Will always be loved and cherished for the beautiful and rare piece of historical literature it is. It will bring the same magic to your kids and grandchildren as it has done so for over a 100 years. This isn't just a book of fairy tales it truly is a work of art.
Contains some of the most beautifully engraved works to ever adorn a fairy book. Published in 1899 by J. Printed by Turnbull and Spears in Edinburgh.Overall for a book that was printed over a century ago it has been well preserved. It does contain some of the normal wear one would expect from age. Marks and scratches to the cover in the most common areas around the spine and edges, small tears on the spine edge to the cover, slight toning to interior pages with occasional marks and spots. Retains a tight and strong binding, all pages and art holding very well, apart from the front title page (see photos) which has come away but still presentable. The book has deckled edges to the paper which leaves the paper with a slightly raw effect on the edges due to the process of binding - a lovely attribute to this wonderful book making it all the more charming. The book has an inscription on the back of the front cover dated'1899' a lovely attribute to when it would have been first published. I will ensure this item is sent well packaged with a suitable courier. Please take a look at some of the other items I have available in my shop.
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