London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1911. Item #00517
In the Original Publisher’s Box
[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. ANDERSEN, Hans [Christian]. Stories from Hans Andersen. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder & Stoughton, .
First trade edition. Large quarto (10 13/16 x 8 7/16 inches; 275 x 215 mm.). viii, 250,  pp. Mounted color frontispiece, with descriptive tissue guard printed in black, and twenty-seven mounted color plates (included in pagination). Plates framed with thick pale green line border and accompanied by guard leaves printed in pale green with stylized pineapples on the recto and a border of snowflakes above descriptive caption on the verso. Text pages with pale green snowflake borders at top and bottom. All leaves framed with double pale green lines.
Original pale olive green cloth pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Endpapers printed in pale green with repeated design of stylized peacocks. Minor foxing to edges, endpapers, and first and last few leaves. Otherwise a fine copy. In the original publisher’s green cardboard box stamped in dark green with the design from the front cover of the book (some foxing and slight wear to box).