Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen. London: Harrap, 1931. Beautifully illustrated by Harry Clarke with 40 plates in colour and black & white. Pp, 319. Publisher's green cloth boards with pictorial design & lettering in black. Light fading and shelf-wear to covers, occasional foxing to contents, neat gift inscription to front free endpaper.
Later reprint of Clarke's decorative interpretation of Andersen's tales, first published in 1916.
'There is a brightness and energy to these pictures that may have derived from the fact that this was Clarke's first book and he was happy to be paid for his artistry. Clarke has offered a genuine view of the Andersen's tales but seen through his special and highly unusual view of the world.'