Lot Description

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN: 5 titles: THE SHOES OF FORTUNE, AND OTHER TALES, illustrated Otto Speckter, London, Chapman & Hall, 1847, 1st English language edition, 4 full page plates + black and white engraved illustrations in text as called for, original blind stamped cloth gilt, rebacked, original backstrip retained; THE FLYING TRUNK, THE WILD SWAN AND OTHER TALES AND STORIES, London, George Routledge & Co, 1853, engraved frontispiece + 2 engraved plates, old cloth; EVENTYR OG HISTORIER, illustrated Wilhelm Pedersen, Copenhagen, C A Reitzels, 1862, 3 volumes, volume 1 with frontis and additional illustrated title page + numerous full page and in text black and white engraved illustrations throughout the 3 volumes as called for, in Danish language, uniform near contemporary full morocco gilt, spines gilt in compartments, all edges marbled; THE TRUE STORY OF MY LIFE: A SKETCH, translated Mary Howitt, London, Longman et al, 1847, 1st English language edition, 298pp + 32pp publishers catalogue of adverts at end dated April 1947, 12mo, original blind stamped cloth gilt worn, re-cased; LATER TALES, PUBLISHED DURING 1867 AND 1868, translated Caroline Peachey and others, illustrated Otto Speckter and others, London, 1869, 1st English language edition, 8 engraved plates + 5 engraved vignettes as called for, publishers printed slip tipped in at front, original decorative cloth gilt worn (7)

Est. Price £60 - £80

This lot achieved £60

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