"In Powder and
Illustrated by Kay Nielsen
"In Powder and Crinoline"
is a selection of fairy tales compiled and translated
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
- an English critic,
writer and compiler -
but the concept
for the project, including the title, originated with the illustrator - a then, young,
For the Limited Edition, 26 colour illustrations from Nielsen were
published - only 24 of the colour
illustrations appeared in the trade edition.
superb illustrations contributed by Kay Nielsen and his creativity in proposed the project are acknowledged by Quiller-Couch
"The genius of the young artist who has illustrated
this book may be left to speak for itself, as it
assuredly will: but I will say a word about the title, which is also of his invention.
When Messrs. Hodder and Stoughton told me that Mr. Kay Nielsen wished to employ his pencil
upon a volume of Fairy Tales, to be called "In Powder and Crinoline", I answered that the title
and the notion it conveyed were, in my opinion, capital".