Very Good +. Item #10615
London: Hodder & Stoughton, . First British Trade Edition. Quarto. 206 pp. 25 full color plates with lettered tissue guards, complete. Numerous back and white illustrations. Dark blue boards decorated in gilt. Decorative endpapers with attacking knights and lumbering/marauding troll motifs.
Worn at extremities and along joints and corners bumped. Text block a bit shaken in boards, but otherwise sound. Sparse creasing to edges of pages but overall clean and unmarked.
This Norwegian fairy tale is considered Nielsen's masterpiece and remains a high spot of the Golden Age of illustration.