1922 1st ed Norwegian Fairy Tales Folklore Asbjørnsen Kay Nielsen Illustrated

ASBJØRNSEN, Peter Christen

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‘Who’s that trip trapping over my bridge?’

 – Asbjørnsen, Three Billy Goats Gruff

 

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen was a 19th-century Norwegian folklorist alongside Jørgen Engebretsen Moe. They focused their writing toward to legends of Norway and Scandinavian lore.

 

This rare first American edition of Norwegian fairy tales is filled with the illustrations of Danish-American artist Kay Nielson. Nielson is remembered for his role on Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ and was heavily influenced by the works of Rackham, Dulac, and Dore. These color illustrations are regarded as some of best during the ‘Golden Age of Illustrations’.

 

Titles in this work include:

  • East of the sun and west of the moon —
  • The blue belt —
  • Prince Lindworm —
  • The lassies and her godmother —
  • the husband who was to mind the house —
  • The three princesses of Whiteland —
  • Soria Moria Castle —
  • The giant who had no heart in his body —
  • The princess on the glass hill —
  • The widow’s son —
  • The three billy goats Gruff —
  • The three princesses in the Blue Mountain —
  • The cat on the dovrefell —
  • One’s own children are always prettiest.

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1922 1st ed Norwegian Fairy Tales Folklore Asbjørnsen Kay Nielsen Illustrated

 

‘Who’s that trip trapping over my bridge?’

 – Asbjørnsen, Three Billy Goats Gruff

 

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen was a 19th-century Norwegian folklorist alongside Jørgen Engebretsen Moe. They focused their writing toward to legends of Norway and Scandinavian lore.

 

This rare first American edition of Norwegian fairy tales is filled with the illustrations of Danish-American artist Kay Nielson. Nielson is remembered for his role on Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ and was heavily influenced by the works of Rackham, Dulac, and Dore. These color illustrations are regarded as some of best during the ‘Golden Age of Illustrations’.

 

Titles in this work include:

  • East of the sun and west of the moon —
  • The blue belt —
  • Prince Lindworm —
  • The lassies and her godmother —
  • the husband who was to mind the house —
  • The three princesses of Whiteland —
  • Soria Moria Castle —
  • The giant who had no heart in his body —
  • The princess on the glass hill —
  • The widow’s son —
  • The three billy goats Gruff —
  • The three princesses in the Blue Mountain —
  • The cat on the dovrefell —
  • One’s own children are always prettiest.

 

Item number: #1741

Price: $499

 

Asbjørnsen, Peter Christen

 

East of the sun and west of the moon : old tales from the North

 

New York : G.H. Doran, [1922]. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [32], 220
    • 25 tipped-in full-page engravings + numerous black and white illustrations
  • Binding: Hardcover, tight & secure
  • Language: English
  • Size: ~10in X 7.5in (25cm x 19cm)
  • Very rare with no other examples for sale worldwide

 

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1741

Categories

Children's

Literature

Arts & Architecture

Authors

ASBJØRNSEN, Peter Christen

Printing Date

20th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete