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    With Twenty-Five Beautiful Color Plates by Kay Nielsen

    [Kay Nielsen, illustrator]. East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Old Tales from the North -- With wonderful color plates by Kay Nielsen. [N.p., London]: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d., 1914].

    First edition. Quarto. 206 pages. With twenty-five tipped-in color plates protected by captioned tissue guards and several black-and-white text illustrations and chapter heading designs by Nielsen.

    Recently re-backed in blue cloth over the original blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine and front board. Pictorial endpapers. Corners re-tipped. Minor shelf wear and rubbing to the boards. Edges and pages lightly toned with scattered foxing and fingerprint staining. Plates in excellent condition. A very good copy of a wonderfully illustrated book.

    "Nielsen's second book...became his most famous: East of the Sun and West of the Moon, a collection of fifteen old tales from Norway. Twenty-five watercolors were published in the first edition, demonstrating Nielsen's extraordinary prowess as an illustrator. In these elegant paintings, he combined qualities of Oriental design with those unique features of his native Scandinavia: the melancholic mystery of a bleak Nordic twilight seemed to cast a magical spell on the images themselves." (Susan Meyer: A Treasury of the Great Children's Book Illustrators, p. 200)


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