A masterpiece of book art, thought by many to be Nielsen's finest work. Kay Nielsen was born in Denmark, studied in Paris. He worked for the Walt Disney Company in the 's, illustrating parts of "Fantasia". Size: Quarto. More information about this seller Contact this seller East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Old Tales from the North. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen. First trade edition. Twenty-five mounted color plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Numerous black and white text illustrations. Original dark blue cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine.
Pictorial endpapers in gold and black. Minimal wear to extremities and spine edges. Some very light dust soiling to top and bottom edge. Small circular bookplate to verso of front free endpaper. Some minor wrinkling to the cloth on the spine. A very good copy of this scarce first trade edition. The Danish artist Nielsen, being thoroughly at home with the narrative tradition that they represent, was well equipped to present their strangeness and cruelty, as well as their humor and heroism. Though his drawings are highly decorative, they are nonetheless true illustrations.
The contrast between Nielsen s bizarre style, filled with echoes of nineties illustrators. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, HBS Published by London. From: J.
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Patrick McGahern Books Inc. About this Item: London. With 25 tipped in colour plates on extra stock paper mounted under captioned tissue guards, illustrated title page and 34 line drawings and chapter heading devices, decorated black and gold pictorial endpapers, in the original dark blue cloth, gilt decorated, illustrated and spine titles, with gilt panel decorations and block titles on the upper cover designed by Nielsen, slightest rub to head, tail, spine edges and corners, very faint browning to endpapers. Occasional very slight pale foxing to margins, Plates and guards perfect, expertly restored, a fine copy cgc One of the most sought after books from the era of great illustrated books.
Quarto; VG; Blue boards and spine with gilt lettering and designs; Minor wear to the edges, some bumping at the corners; Pictorial end papers; Some age toning to the pages, but interior is bright and clean; All tipped in color plates 25 are present with descriptive tissue guards; mild and hard-to-see signs of repair to gutters of endpapers; LP Consign; Shelved Case 14, Dupont. Full-priced Rockville. Published by George H. Doran Company. About this Item: George H. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. No date.
First American edition in this format. Octavo yellow mesh cloth lettered in red.
East of the Sun (And West of the Moon)
A very fine copy in a very fine dust jacket and in the original publisher's box, which has some wear and splitting at the corners, but which is bright and complete. Very scarce in this exceptional condition. First Trade. Pictorial endpapers. Blue cloth hardcover with gold impressing. Small stain on frontispiece tissue guard. Thumbing and minor stains scattered throughout.
Kay Nielsen. East of the Sun and West of the Moon - TASCHEN Books
Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen Engebretsen Moe were scholars and collectors of Norwegian folklore. To Norwegians, the names Asbjornsen and Moe have become synonymous with traditional folk tales, the way the name "Brothers Grimm" is associated with German tales. This collection of 15 Norwegian folk tales includes all of Kay Nielsen's original 25 colour plates and the black and white illustrations.
Nielsen was a Danish illustrator known for his Art Nouveau style see the Art Nouveau troll on page This is a great book from the "golden age of illustration" which began c. The age lasted until c. The stories combine realism with the supernatural in a combination sometimes strange, sometimes humorous. From: Neverland Books Waalre, Netherlands. Illustrated with 25 mounted color plates with lettered tissue guards, and 25 black and white in text illustrations.
Original blue cloth; stamped in gilt, corners slightly bumped, joints rubbed, head of spine frayed; light foxing at front. A very good copy of Kay Nielsen's masterpiece. Published by George Doran and Co. About this Item: George Doran and Co. Pictorial Cloth. Condition: Very Fine. Kay Nielson illustrator.
Fairy tale finesse: Reviving East of the Sun and West of the Moon, Kay Nielsen's most ambitious illustration project Step into a world of star-crossed lovers, magical winds, mischievous giants, and trolls, through some of the most exquisite illustrations in publishing history.
East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
Danish artist Kay Nielsen, one of the most famous children's book illustrators of all time. George H. A very fine copy in a very fine dust jacket Size: 4to. Hard Cover. Published by Hodder and Stroughton, London About this Item: Hodder and Stroughton, London, Nielsen, Kay. Original blue cloth, illustrated end sheets. Rebacked preserving original spine some traces of wear. Very good 25 mounted color illustrations by Kay Nielsen, numerous black and white illustrations in the text. Published by Hodder and Stoughton, London About this Item: Hodder and Stoughton, London, Nielsen, Kay illustrator.
No date on title page; on copyright page. Bound in full gold cloth with black lettering and illustration on the front board and black lettering on the spine; this original hardcover binding is solid and holding strong with toning and general handling wear to the board panels.
The interior and text are clean and unmarked: no writing, no bookplates, etc. Rear gutter crudely repaired, but holding well. All 24 of Nielsen's marvelous tipped-in colored plate illustrations are present and in fine condition.
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