The Shoes of Fortune

and Other Tales

ANDERSEN, Hans Christian

Gerda and Kay looked into each others eyes and they understood

ANDERSEN, Hans Christian The Shoes of Fortune and Other Tales

Chapman and Hall, 1847.

First English edition of this group of tales by Hans Christian Andersen. 8vo. Original green cloth with gilt titles and elaborate gilt decoration to the spine. The upper cover blocked in blind and decorated with gilt vignettes. Four black and white plates by Otto Speckter, as well as line drawings in the text. A fine copy, just minor bumping to the corners and front hinge slightly tender. A remarkable copy of this delightful book of fairy tales.

First appearance in English of Andersen's longest and most complex fairy story, The Snow Queen. Other stories first published here are: The Shoes of Fortune, The Fir Tree, 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

PROVENANCE: From the collection of L.G.E. Bell, noted collector of children's books, with his bookplate to front endpaper.

Stock ID: 38800

£1,250.00

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