(CLARKE,HARRY)illus. FAIRY TALES BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN. NY: Brentanos, (printed at Complete Press in England), no date . Tall thick 4to, grey cloth with black and white oval paste-on surrounded by intricate cloth decoration in black, top edge gilt, 320p., spine slightly sunned else Fine. 1st American edition of Clarke's first illustrated book (identical to British edition except for substitution of Brentano's name on title). It is lavishly illustrated with 16 color plates mounted on heavy stock, with lettered tissue guards, 24 full page black and white plates plus many decorative tailpieces. The illustrations are magnificent. An increasingly scarce book.