Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales

Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales


Hans Anderson’s Fairy Tales

Publisher: Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press

Pub. Date: 1948

1948 reprint; 349pp; no dust jacket; crimson cloth with silver swan motif to front and slight water-damage to lower front board; corners slightly bumped; slight foxing to page edges; Frontis and 7 coloured plates by Rie Cramer; bright inside and firmly bound.

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This collection of Hans Anderson's Fairy Tales contains 32 stories, including the well-known: The Wild Swans, The Princess and the Pea, The Tinderbox, The Snow Queen, The Little Matchgirl and some less well-known, e.g. The Old Street Lamp, The Garden of Paradise and What the Old Man Does is Right.

The Illustrator, Rie Cramer
According to Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rie_Cramer, the illustrator, Rie Cramer, Marie "Rie" Cramer (10 October 1887 – 16 July 1977) was a Dutch writer and prolific illustrator of children's literature, whose style is considered iconic for the interwar period. She also wrote plays under the pseudonym Marc Holman. Some of her work was banned during World War II because it attacked National Socialism and she wrote for a leading underground newspaper during the war.