New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc 1971/1970, 1st US, nap; Walck Fairy Tales with Historical Notes, edited by Kathleen Lines, text adapted from a translation by Miss May Sellar; turquoise cloth boards, in turquoise and white jacket with the two children, 6.75x9.25"; 48 pp. Picture book hardback.
Each spread in this book is illustrated with this Dutch artist's ingenious and expressive torn tissue collages running across the gutter; every other spread is in colour, and the bright, translucent turquoises, greens, oranges, pinks, and purples with the shading formed by the overlay, draw the viewer into the drama of this old story.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good jacket; no names or other marks, straight, tight, clean with sharp corners; in clean jacket, lightly toned on white spine and flap creases, 1" creased tear in upper corner; unclipped 4.75. Item #20397