1899 Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales
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First Edition, Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
The scarce first edition of this series. Dated from similar copies. In the original pictorial paper wraps. Five volumes from a fourteen volume collection of Hans Christian Anderson's popular fairy tales. Including lovable titles such as The Ugly Duckling and The Wild Swans. With numerous engraved vignette illustrations throughout. Advertisements to the front and rear of each issue.
In the original pictorial paper wraps. Externally, smart with some shelf wear to the edges and a few marks to the panels, heavier on part one. Some age-toning to the edges. Offsetting to the paste down of part 5. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with just the odd handling mark. Offsetting to page 97 of part 5 and to the front of part 1.
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