Paris: Henri Laurens, (1941). Slim quarto, measuring 11 x 9 inches: , iv, 115, . Original pink cloth spine lettered in gilt, color pictorial boards stamped in gilt. Illustrated with eight color plates and black-and-white illustrations throughout text. Lightest shelfwear to boards, text block toned.
Beautiful French edition of ten of Hans Christian Andersen's best-loved fairy tales, first published with André Pécoud's illustrations in 1935. The collection includes “The Brave Tin Soldier," “The Little Mermaid," “The Little Match-Girl," and “The Emperor's New Clothes": “Mais il me semble qu'il n'a pas du tout d'habit, observa un petit enfant." Text in French. A bright, near-fine copy.