Stories from Hans Andersen.
With Illustrations by Edmund Dulac.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1912. Second edition.
Alfred Chapin Rogers Collection.
Dulac (1882-1953), along with his English counterpart Arthur Rackham, was one of the two most sought-after book illustrators of the early 20th century. Dulac illustrated one edition each year for Hodder & Stoughton. This arrangement, starting in 1908, continued for several years and included editions of fairy tales, Edgar Allen Poe, and Shakespeare in large, elaborately-produced volumes with illustrations that utilized the latest color printing technologies of the time.
Seven Tales by H. C. Andersen.
Translated from the Danish by Eva Le Galliene. Pictures by Maurice Sendak.
New York: Harper & Row, 1959.
Sendak, best known as the author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are (1964), illustrated his first book in 1951 at the age of 23. By the early 1960s he had illustrated nearly 50 books, including this volume of Andersen’s works.
This version of “The Princess and the Pea” was illustrated by Robyn Officer, who has illustrated over 35 books to date in her career.