This is the companion to Calla's "East of the Sun and West of the Moon," also by Nielsen. This Danish illustrator brought "unparalleled use of brilliant color and exquisite fine-line detail [to] carry these stories to an exotic realm unique in the world of fairy tales." Nielsen only illustrated a handful of books and yet today each one is a gem, highly sought after. This is one of the least reprinted titles. It includes 24 wonderful color plates, plus a delightful cover design, endpapers and gold-highlighted title page and borders.
Calla Editions is an imprint of Dover Books, known for their high quality and excellent low pricing. These outstanding facsimile editions re-capture the look, the feel and the beauty of the original, rare first editions. This is among the most attractive and collected illustrated books from the Golden Age of Illustration, circa 1905-1925.