This is a gorgeously illustrated version of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales. A year ago I was fascinated by the miniature paintings and illuminations done by Arthur Szyk. Well, this book is filled with illustrations by Szyk. It has ten wonderful color illustrations and dozens of black and white ones as well. He brings to life the stories. The Little Tiny lady is precious. The Marsh King's Daughter is beautiful. The emperor in The Nightingale is sad. The king and queen in Little Ida's Flower garden are royal indeed.
This special edition was published by Grosset & Dunlap in 1945. See my earlier post about Arthur Szyk to view other fabulous artwork.