Hans Christian Anderson Children's Book case 1949 Set of 16 miniature booksBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 20th Century Books, Juvenile Books, Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen, Novelty Sets).
Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales.
Published 1949, New York by Svend Jensen of Denmark.
15 miniature books (plus one extra book which has no pictorial cover, so 16 books in total). Text in English. Retains original decorative novelty color cardboard protective bookcase.
A very uncommon/ scarce juvenile novelty card board bookcase.
Publisher's pictorial color cardstock covers, scattered color illustrations within each volume. Original pictorial book case type box with exterior and interior flaps. The small title pediment that sits above the box is present, but detached, and has a small repair on reverse.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings and box gently age worn, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, typical scuffing and wear along the edges, tiny indent hole at base of right side, set remains overall attractive as an object. The photos show better than our words the overall state of preservation.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The set 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 set 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.
Books measure c. 3 1/2" H x 2 1/4" W.
Case measures c. 6 1/2" H x 5 1/8" W.