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East of the Sun and West of the Moon


Book No. 42080
Author: Asbjörnsen and Moe (collected by); Nielsen, Kay (illustrator)
Title: EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON - Old Tales from the North
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, London, ND, 284pp, coloured pictorial frontis and 23 other coloured plates tipped in (as called for), many monotone line decorations and illustrations in text, all by Kay Nielsen, large format about 9.5 x 6.5 inches, crimson cloth lettered in gilt at spine, gilt vignette decoration upper board, upper edge gilt, this collection of some of the best Norwegian folk-tales was first published by Hodder & Stoughton with colour plates by Kay Nielsen in a luxurious edition in 1914. This later edition by the same publisher was probably aimed at a wider market, is undated (circa mid 1920's) and is a well made book containing 24 colour plates by the same illustrator, lightly rubbed at tips, edges a little tanned and foxed, tanning and foxing to endpapers and prelims., some mainly marginal foxing to text block, one chip at fore-edge of one leaf, one plate tipped onto adjacent blank rather than appropriate captioned page, no dustwrapper, very good, £400.00





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