Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

Posted by jack_miller | Published 5 months ago



With 27 ratings

By: Hans Christian Andersen and Harry Clarke

Purchased At: $38.00

In 1916 George Harrap published an edition of The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen which included specially commissioned illustrations from a new young Irish illustrator, Harry Clarke. Although previously commissioned to provide illustrations for two other publishing projects, this was the first time Clarke's work had appeared in print. His talent was quickly acknowledged and he became recognized as one of the key illustrators during the golden age of gift-book illustration. In all, he created 16 full-color and 24 monochrome illustrations for this edition. Although many of these have been acquired by the National Gallery of Ireland, they will not be familiar to many modern readers. For this new collection, fifteen of Andersen's best loved tales have been re-written and with Clarke's fabulous illustrations will create a wonderful gift book for children young and old.
Love this book! Hard to find books like this with beautiful art.

- Anonymous

Anything w Harry Clarke illustrations is worth buying.

- Anonymous

This was a gift for a new mom.

- Anonymous

Lovely book. Love Harry Clarke.

- Anonymous

This was a present. The state of the cover didn't matter because it'll be covered in brown paper anyway. Charming read for children.

- Anonymous

Lovely illustrations and good stories. Classic tales that should be part of all children's growing up.

- Anonymous

Very happy with my purchase.

- Anonymous

A beautifully presented hard backed book with lovely illustrations. One to be returned to and treasured by any child or adult.

- Anonymous

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