"The Mermaid and Other Stories From Hans Christen Andersen" was beautifully illustrated by Dugald Stewart Walker. Published by Garden City Doubleday, Pate and Co. this edition was copyrighted 1923. Dugald Stewart Walker was an American artist who drew in a style reminiscent of Aubrey Beardsley. Full color Art Nouveau drawings illustration the stories in this fabulous vintage book. There are five full color, full page illustrations as well as seven full page black and white illustrations. Smaller black and white illustrations start off each story and are sprinkled throughout the pages.
Stories include: The Mermaid The Flying Trunk The Red Shoes The Girl Who Trod On A Loaf The Nightingale
This vintage book is in good condition. It has green cloth covers with a paste-down illustration and gilded titles. The cover has some light scuffing and bumped corners. The paste down illustration has some chipping along the edges and some scuffing. The inside pages are clean. The binding is tight and there is some light soiling on the frontispiece from what I believe is the glue used to make the book. The book measures 9 1/4" x 7" and weighs approximately 1 pound 12 ounces.
An amazing vintage childrens book for children and adults and one that will be cherished for years to come.
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