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1958 Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales, DJ, 1st Ed - International Children's Illustrations, Out-Of-Print, Vintage
A masterpiece timeless in content and original in this STUNNING presentation!!
COLLECTOR'S 1958 out-of-print first edition hardcover children's book with scarce original dust jacket - Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Anderson: With 25 illustrations in full color by Children of Eighteen Nations.
Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson stories, children contributed their own brilliant illustrations in a contest sponsored by Red Barnet of Denmark.
25 children ages 4 to 15, 18 nations and 48 countries sent their artwork to Copenhagen. Entries came from remote corners of world; Japan, Morocco, Uruguay, European and American countries.
Publisher: Orion Press Inc, New York, Crown, Copyright 1958, no date printed, first edition and only American printing. Noisbn.
CHILDREN'S paintings all have a revealing and uninhibited charm. Here are a few examples of of how they have interpreted fairy tales:
*Japanese child depicts the Little Mermaid as an oriental creature swimming in a sea of fish - We love this creative drawing.
*Swedish youngster sees her as a lively blonde, ready to begin a dance full of Nordic love of sun and color - Just delightful!
*12 year old Swiss child places 'The Little Match Girl' in perfect winter setting, while 10 year old from Morocco who has never seen snow, envisions it as stardust against a black sky, and snow that never reaches the grass - Lovely!
Photos do not fully capture exact beautiful color hues and exquisite detail; wait until you see up close. WOW!!
ANTHOLOGY contains all the best loved fairy tales plus lesser-known ones:
The Ugly Duckling, Emperor's New Clothes, Thumbelina,
The Rose Elf, The Little Mermaid, The Wicked Prince,
Princess and the Pea, The Leapfrog, The Red Shoes,
Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Nightingale, The Comet,
The Wild Swans, A Picture from the Castle Rampart,
Love Affair of the Top and the Ball, The Greenies,
Little Ida's Flower, Golden Treasure, The Rags & more.
Hardcover, color pictorial DJ, cream cloth boards, bright color drawing of little girl front & spine. 355pp, 8.3" x 5.7". Illustrations VIBRANT.
Cover drawings very bright. Excellent vintage condition. Binding Tight. Book club edition, only edition published in United States. Not ex-lib.
Pages excellent/bright/crisp/clean-fbep light wear-light buckling. Cover very good++/bright-some shelfwear-mostly light foxing.
DJ good/very bright-general shelfwear including some foxing-spotting-few small tears approx 1" or less/spine end bite.
This rare gem will be enjoyed by the whole family; what a FABULOUS gift!!
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