Nielsen, Kay (illustrations)
Title East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North
Book Condition Good
Edition First Edition Thus
Publisher USA Garden City Publishing 1930
Seller ID 219H0481
B000TC2OQC 204 pages. Undated but appears to be circa 1930. Wonderful colour illustration upon front board. All eight splendid color plates present. Black and white illustrations in text. A selection of stories from the Norwegian Norske Folkeeventyr of Asbjornsen and Moe. "The exquisite bizarrerie of (Kay Nielsen's) drawings aptly expresses the innermost significance of the old-world, old-wives' fables... These stories are romances of the childhood of Nations: they are the never-failing springs of sentiment, of sensation, of heroic example, from which primeval peoples drank their fill at will." - from Preface. Respectful wear. Moderate age-toning to contents. Binding intact. Prior owner's name, dated 1937, in name blank upon illustrated front fixed endpaper. Gift greetings in faint pencil, dated 1937, atop verso of color frontispiece illustration. A sound copy of this beautiful work.