Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen, New York: George Doran Company, 1924. Illustrated by Kay Nielsen. First trade edition, original cloth and pictorial boards, with twelve mounted color plates. Kay Nielsen (Denmark, 1886-1957), in 1924, exhibited at the Leicester Galleries for work on Hans Anderson's Fairy Tales. In 1925, he completed 12 color plates for Hansel and Gretel: Stories from the Brothers Grimm.
"But he has nothing on at all," cried at last the whole people. That made a deep impression upon the emperor, for it seemed to him that they were right; but he thought to himself, "Now I must bear up to the end." And the chamberlains walked with still greater dignity, as if they carried the train which did not exist. ― Hans Christian Andersen, The Complete Fairy Tales
Kay Nielsen, illustration to The Giant Who Had No Heart In His Body, from "East of the Sun, West of the Moon". "He took a long, long farewell of the Princess, and when he got out of the Giant’s door, there stood the Wolf waiting for him.”