Hans Christian Andersen Collected Stories Fairy Tales c. 1890's illustrated bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Children's Books, Illustrated Books, Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen).
Stories for the Household by Hans Christian Anderson.
Published c. 1880's-1900, London by George Routledge and Sons.
948 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with 290 line drawings and wood engravings, including approx. 12 color plates.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, pictorial cover & spine decorations, all edges gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Not to be confused with various smaller/ cheaper versions, this being a deluxe and uncommon version in a wonderful pictorial binding.
Binding gently age worn, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 8 1/4" H x 6" W.