Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandel, Nordisk Forlag, 1938. Square quarto, measuring 10 x 10.5 inches: . Original tan linen spine, color lithographed boards, pictorial title page and twelve full-color lithographed plates throughout text. Light shelfwear and soiling to boards, occasional spotting to text. Front free endpaper glued to pastedown, upper hinge reinforced.
First edition of this modern Danish children’s book, featuring brilliant color lithographs by Aage Sikker Hansen. The narrative celebrates stork life around the world, from Scandinavia to Africa. Hansen’s striking cover image would be adapted for use as an iconic travel poster, “Meet You in Denmark,” the following year. Text in Danish. A very good copy of a stunning book.