The Ugly Duckling and Other Fairy Tales, Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Maxwell Armfield
The Ugly Duckling and Other Fairy Tales, by Hans C. Andersen. Translated by Mrs Edgar Lucas. With Coloured Illustrations by Maxwell Armfield. Part of the Tales for Children from Many Lands series, edited by F.C. Tilney.
Published by J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, London and E. P. Dutton & Company, New York. This one is the London edition (from front cover). Printed in Letchworth. Undated, but believed to be 1920 (dated from presentation bookplate). Presumed First edition thus. uncommon edition.
A good navy blue cloth hardback with elaborate gilt design and printed pastedown to front cover. Cover is rubbed and worn and is frayed and worn to the vertical edges of hinges, with some small losses at the lower right rear cover. Prize presentation plate to first pastedown dated to July 1920. Text is very good throughout with some offsetting to endpapers.
127pp + plates. All 8 plates present as called for.
Dimensions approximately 181mm high x 136mm wide x 16mm deep.
Weight approximately 296g.