Stories from Hans Andersen; With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac

One of 100 Copies on Japanese Vellum
Signed by Edmund Dulac
Bound by Bayntun-Riviére
Finished by Chris Lewis


[BAYNTUN-RIVIÉRE (Binder)]. ANDERSEN, Hans Christian. DULAC, Edmund, illustrator. Stories from Hans Andersen. London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1911].

Japanese Vellum Edition de Luxe. Limited to 100 copies printed on Japanese Vellum (of which this is number 50) signed by Edmund Dulac.

Quarto. (ii). viii, 250, [2] pages banded at top and bottom with snowflake borders. Twenty-eight mounted color plates, frontispiece with captioned tissue guards, others with decorated guard sheets.

Bound ca. 1960 by Bayntun-Riviére (stamp-signed) in full navy morocco and finished by Chris Lewis with a multi-fillet gilt frame enclosing a sunken panel featuring a vari-colored morocco onlaid illustration reproducing Dulac's second plate in the book illustrating The Snow Queen - "One day he was in a high state of delight because he had invented a mirror with this peculiarity, that every good and pretty thing reflected in it shrank away to almost nothing." with painted highlights. Gilt ornamented raised bands. Gilt framed compartments with rosette centerpiece. Tooled edges. Broad turn-ins reiterating board frame design. All edges gilt. Moire silk endleaves. A very fine copy. Housed in a light blue cloth clamshell case.

This is one of the 'special' 100 copies printed on Japanese Vellum and it was specially bound by Chris Lewis with one of his amazing 'sunken-panel' inlays - a true delight.

During his lifetime, Hans Christian Andersen, whose every fairy tale has become a classic, was second only to Charles Dickens as the most popular author in the Western world.

The great Christopher Lewis began his career at the internationally renowned Bayntun-Riviere Bindery of Bath, England, during the early 1960s as a finisher. In the 1970s, he established his own bindery and further developed his masterful inlay, onlay, and gilt work, incorporating innovative painted highlights for heightened dramatic visual effect.

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