London: Constable & Co., 1911. Item #03584
One of 750 Copies Signed by Edmund Dulac
[DULAC, Edmund, illustrator]. ANDERSEN, Hans [Christian]. Stories from Hans Andersen. With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac. London: Hodder & Stoughton, .
Edition de Luxe. Limited to 750 numbered copies (this copy being No. 135), signed by the artist.
Large quarto (12 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches; 310 x 250 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 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 vellum over boards pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut, original silk ties. Endpapers printed in pale green with repeated design of stylized peacocks. With the original Leicester Galleries exhibition announcement loosely laid-in. A very fine copy in the publishers white cardboard slipcase (repaired).