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First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the ilustrator on the verso of the front free endpaper, "To Miss Bernadine Murphy with my kindest regards, Kay Nielsen, April ".
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Also with a one-page autograph letter signed by Nielsen to the book's owner and dated October 10, Nielsen thanks Murphy for what seems to have been her attempt to find him work as an art teacher. It would have been wonderful if such arrangements could have been made - but already at that time we were about to leave", as he and his wife had been "trying to arrange our return to Denmark to join Ulla's mother. It has taken a lot of effort". Nielsen had been living in the US since and working for, among others, the Walt Disney animation studio. His finances became precarious during this period, and he and his wife received much help from friends.
It seems that Murphy was one of these long-time friends and admirers: a gift inscription indicates that the book was given to her by a friend in and kept long enough to be signed by the author when she met him in the s. More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. Kay Nielsen illustrator. Thick 4to, bound in the original full vellum with gilt-decorated cover and spine, pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt minor scuffing and areas of discoloration on covers; cloth ties lacking.
Limited first edition -- number of copies, signed by the artist. Some fingering in page margins throughout, and several pages have minor tears but plates are all in excellent condition. Overall a very good attractive copy of this important book.
A collection of 15 old Norwegian folktales. This was Nielsen's second commission, and helped greatly to solidify his artistic reputation. More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. A unique copy in an early full leather fine binding. Large quarto. With 25 tipped-in color illustrations and many black and white drawings throughout the text. Pages, tissues, prints and covers are bright and clean. Bound in full Morocco leather, decorated cover and unique endpapers. An earlier pencil notation states that the binding is by Zaehnsdorf for T.
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An exceptional copy in fine condition. More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. Published by Hodder and Stoughton, Great Britain Full Dark Blue Morocco. No Jacket. First Trade Edition. Elegant binding by Bayntun of Bath. This binding was commissioned by our book shop. All edges gilt. Panelled spine with gilt lettering and designs. Gilt medallion centered on both covers with single gilt filet bordering.
Marbled endpapers in blue, white, and gilt. Many additional illustrations in black and white within the text. Original blue cloth front cover has been preserved and bound-in. Engraved and printed by Henry Stone and Sons, Banbury.
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Absolutely crisp and clean throughout. A masterpiece of book art, thought by many to be Nielsen's finest work. Kay Nielsen was born in Denmark, studied in Paris. He worked for the Walt Disney Company in the 's, illustrating parts of "Fantasia". Size: Quarto. More information about this seller Contact this seller 9. From: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. A beautiful copy of the first edition. More information about this seller Contact this seller East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Old Tales from the North.
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Pictorial endpapers in gold and black. Minimal wear to extremities and spine edges. Some very light dust soiling to top and bottom edge. Small circular bookplate to verso of front free endpaper. Some minor wrinkling to the cloth on the spine. A very good copy of this scarce first trade edition. The Danish artist Nielsen, being thoroughly at home with the narrative tradition that they represent, was well equipped to present their strangeness and cruelty, as well as their humor and heroism. Though his drawings are highly decorative, they are nonetheless true illustrations.
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The contrast between Nielsen s bizarre style, filled with echoes of nineties illustrators. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, HBS Published by London.
From: J. Patrick McGahern Books Inc. About this Item: London. With 25 tipped in colour plates on extra stock paper mounted under captioned tissue guards, illustrated title page and 34 line drawings and chapter heading devices, decorated black and gold pictorial endpapers, in the original dark blue cloth, gilt decorated, illustrated and spine titles, with gilt panel decorations and block titles on the upper cover designed by Nielsen, slightest rub to head, tail, spine edges and corners, very faint browning to endpapers.
Occasional very slight pale foxing to margins, Plates and guards perfect, expertly restored, a fine copy cgc One of the most sought after books from the era of great illustrated books. Quarto; VG; Blue boards and spine with gilt lettering and designs; Minor wear to the edges, some bumping at the corners; Pictorial end papers; Some age toning to the pages, but interior is bright and clean; All tipped in color plates 25 are present with descriptive tissue guards; mild and hard-to-see signs of repair to gutters of endpapers; LP Consign; Shelved Case 14, Dupont.