Grimms Märchenschatz. Ausgewählte Kinder-und Hausmärchen
1923, with 32 colour plates by Gustaf Tenggren
Undated . First German edition, hardback bound in the original cloth with printed titling and design to spine and upper board. 25 × 49cm, 178pp . German text.
A charming German edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales, this edition having 32 tipped-in colour plates by Gustaf Tenggren. Tenggren (1896–1970) was a Swedish-American animator and illustrator, influenced by Arthur Rackham (as can be seen here), who became the chief illustrator for Walt Disney in the late 1930s during the time of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Bambi and Pinocchio.
This copy is in good condition. There is light spotted foxing throughout the book though most pages are clear. The binding has some surface grubbying and a little rubbing to the corners and spine ends. All plates are present and in very good order except the plate at p81 has two creases running over the bottom left corner and the plate at p175 has a tiny marginal crease to the bottom left. Neat previous owner's inscription to the ffep.Sold