Andersen, Hans Christian; illustrated by Richard Bennett IT'S PERFECTLY TRUE And Other Stories
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1938). 0152393439 / 9780152393434 Reprint. In green cloth with black lettering and devices; illustrated dust jacket. Hardcover. Tiny patch of nearly invisible dampstain to lower fore-edge, a few tiny, faint dots of stain to upper page-edges, thus nearly fine; in a fair dust jacket, with ragged chip which has removed nearly 1/3 of the front panel, nicking at edges, wear, stain.
In the translation by Danish actor and author Paul Leyssac. Foreword by Hugh Walpole. Bennett's endsheet doublespread (in red), his interior b&w illustrations --intext and on plates-- are strange, formal, stylized, otherworldly--and wonderfully apt.