The Maker of Fairy Tales - with - Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen, Fritz Kredel (illustrator) 1942 - The Limited Editions Club, New York - First Kredel Edition, Limited to 1500 copies, of which this is no. 294, signed by Jean Hersholt and Fritz Kredel A sumptuous two volume collection, containing twenty nine of Andersen’s beloved fairy tales, including such favourites as The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea, and The Emperor’s New Clothes, together with Denmark's Ugly Duckling - the story of Hans Christian Andersen.

Thirteen Stories by Andersen, and correspondence offering a fascinating insight into his life, thoughts and career.

Beautifully bound by Bayntun-Riviere, and illustrated by Fritz Kredel with hand-coloured drawings and sketches.
  Volume 1 contains: An Introduction; Denmark's Ugly Duckling by Jean Hersholt; A Series of Letters from Andersen to Horace Scudder (his American editor), hitherto unpublished; and The Thirteen Stories by Andersen, which were first printed in America, now re-translated by Jean Hersholt.

Volume 2 contains twenty-nine Fairy Tales by Andersen, translated by Jean Hersholt.

References: Bill Majure,
LEC Checklist, 138.

Large octavo, two volumes. pp. [2] xiv [4] 180 [4]; [10] 399 [5].
  Finely bound by the Bayntun-Riviere bindery of Bath in full brown morocco, spines with raised bands, lettered in gilt, turn-ins ruled in gilt with gilt floral corner pieces, hand marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.   Condition: Fine   Ref: 105629   Price: HK$ 19,000