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    One of 500 Copies Signed by Kay Nielsen,
    in the Rare Original Dust Jacket

    [Kay Nielsen, illustrator]. Hans Andersen. Fairy Tales. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1924. First edition, one of 500 copies signed by Nielsen (this is copy number 412). Quarto. 197, [3, blank] pages. With inserted limitation page and twelve mounted full-color plates, each plate with descriptive tissue guard. Publisher's full blue cloth, front board and spine decoratively stamped in gilt, in the rare dust jacket. Jacket spine toned, some tape residue to headcap of spine and upper corner, headcap chipped, large chip on rear jacket panel at top near spine, some toning and edgewear to jacket, cloth spine rubbed, binding rubbed at edges, endleaves slightly toned and foxed, some mild toning and intermittent foxing to text. Front board a bit curved. Still, a near fine copy. Housed in modern slipcase.
    Walter McLennan, First Baron Citrine's copy with his armorial bookplate (McLennan was a Labour politician who helped Churchill forge an alliance with the Soviet Union during the Second World War; he wrote a popular account of his travels in Finland during World War II - My Finnish Diary).

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