Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen. London: George Harrap & Co., . First Edition. Sixteen mounted colour plates tipped-in on Japanese vellum, title page design and twenty-five vignettes. Original pictorial grey cloth boards with vingette illustration of 'The Snow Queen' ornate title & butterfly motif to upper cover & spine. Covers lightly browned, neat gift inscription to front free endpaper, light spotting to prelimnary leaves otherwise contents bright & clean. The first trade edition of Clarke's decorative interpretation of Andersen's tales. 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. Striking work. [Steenson A.1a].