Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen. Illustrated by Twelve Large Designs in Colour after Original Drawings by E. V. B. Newly Translated by H. L. D. Ward and Augusta Plesner. London: Sampson Low, 1872. Printed at the Chiswick Press, the plates printed by the Leighton Brothers. Bound in publisher's green cloth boards, richly decorated & lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Light shelf-wear to boards, neat gift inscription (dated 1871) to front free endpaper, contents good with all the plates retaining their bright vivid colour.
A magnificently illustrated edition of eight of Andersons fair tales including The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid & The Snow Queen. With a coloured frontispiece and 11 coloured plates after original drawings by Eleanor Vere Boyle (EVB). One of Boyle's finest creations, the illustrations clearly demonstrate the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite movement on her artwork.