Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales with Pictures that Spring to Life. Bookano Series. Hans Christian ANDERSEN, Stephen Louis GIRAUD, Elizabeth Merwin WICKHAM.

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales with Pictures that Spring to Life. Bookano Series.

London: Strand Publications, no date [circa 1938]. [Pop-Up Fairy Tales] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 18cm), pp.[62]. With four colour-illustrated pop-up scenes, a colour frontispiece and vignette title page, and several line-drawn illustrations, all by Wickham, and design and arrangement by Giraud. Publisher's colour illustrated paper-covered boards, with endpapers illustrated in blue. Main text heavily browned and spotted, but pop-ups crisp and clean, and in perfect working order. Light rubbing to cover, with a crease to spine. Near fine. Stephen Louis Giraud produced some of the first good quality pop-up books available after the First World War, following the demise of the high-end German pop-up industry. This is one of sixteen similar productions by Giraud published between 1929 and 1949, featuring the following eight stories: The Little Mermaid; The Wild Swans; The Nightingale; The Tinder-Box; The Snow Queen; Hans Clodhopper; The Swineherd; and The Garden of Paradise. Item #57820

Price: £100.00

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