Andersen’s Fairy Tales (Raphael Tuck, circa 1930) illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell Golden Treasury Library
Andersen’s Fairy Tales
illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell
Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, [No Date] circa 1930
A volume in Tuck’s ‘Golden Treasury Library’ series. Published in the 1920s/early 1930s, titles originally came with a dustwrapper and bound in red, green or blue cloth. Difficult to date accurately without a helpful contemporary ownership inscription.
Hardback – publisher’s cloth with inlay label/plate to front board, gilt title to spine. 288pp,  catalogue, including b/w illustrations plus six colour plates. 7.75 x 5.25 inches approx. (196mm x 137mm).
Light wear and rubbing to covers; spine ends a little turned-in; inlay plate a little rubbed and marked. Scattered foxing throughout, the occasional page more so; some dustiness or mark but generally pages clean; spotting to edges of page-block with some encroachment onto page margins.
Nonetheless, a nicely preserved copy – quite lovely.
ref. TuckDB Catalogues