The Shoes of Fortune, and Other Tales. Hans Christian Andersen.
The Shoes of Fortune, and Other Tales.
The Shoes of Fortune, and Other Tales.

The Shoes of Fortune, and Other Tales.

Speckter, Otto (illus).
London, 186 Strand. Chapman and Hall. 1847.
Hadbound book, four monotone lithographic plates, in-text illustrations, 168 pages, 7 x 5 inches (12mo), cloth-covered debossed decorative boards with gilt. Covers: general wear, splits and tears to spine and 1/2 inch paper loss to head of spine, back cover detached, corners bumped. Interior: shaken (cracking to front hinge and at several places within text block), light foxing to plates and occasional foxing throughout text block, ink inscription to half-title dated "Xmas 1847". First English edition of this book. This is the first English edition of this collection of tales from the Danish writer. The full title reads: "The Shoes of Fortune, and Other Tales. By Hans Christian Andersen. With Four Drawings by Otto Speckter, and Other Illustrations". Stories include: The shoes of fortune.--The fir tree.--The snow queen.--The shepherdess and the chimney-sweep.--The elfin mound.--The leap-frog.--The elder-bush.--The red shoes.--The bell.--Holger Danske.--The emperor Frederic Barbarossa. Item #56691

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