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ANDERSEN, Hans Christian.

Hans Andersen's Story Book:

with a memoir by Mary Howitt.

New York: C. S. Francis & Co.; J. H. Francis, Boston, 1849 Stock Code: 144875
£1,750.00
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Collected edition, in the attractive original cloth

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, pale yellow endpapers.

Illustrations

Engraved portrait frontispiece from a painting by Carl Hartmann with tissue guard, engraved title page, two full page plates, numerous decorated initials and in-text illustrations, 4 pp. of publisher's advertisements at end.

Condition

Ownership inscriptions dated 1848 and 1859 to front free endpaper. Cocked, spine sunned, light wear to corners, front hinge starting, very occasional light spotting; still, a very good copy.

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