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ANDERSEN, Hans Christian.

Hans Andersen's Story Book:

with a memoir by Mary Howitt.

New York : 1849 Stock Code: 137807
£1,250.00

Notes

First collected American edition. The volume contains 27 of Hans Andersen's stories translated into English by Mary Howitt and Charles Boner, including "The Snow Queen", "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "The Real Princess" (better known as "The Princess and the Pea"), and "The Red Shoes", together with a short biography of Andersen by Howitt. Selections of Han Andersen's stories first appeared in English in 1846, translated by Boner and Howitt and published in the UK. "Andersen's work was immediately naturalized into English children's literature, and was the second great element, after Grimm, in the revival of public enthusiasm for fairy tale and fantasy" (Carpenter and Prichard, 22).

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, titles and vignette to front board gilt, decoration in blind, rear panel decorated in blind, all edges gilt.

Illustrations

Engraved portrait frontispiece from a painting by Carl Hartmann with tissue guard, engraved title page, two full page plates, numerous decorated initials.

Condition

Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, two near-contemporary gift inscriptions to front free endpaper. Spine faded to brown, a few old faint marks to contents, but generally clean internally; a very nice copy, square and tight, in the attractive cloth binding.

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