Works]. Fairy Tales; Story Book; Wonderful Tales from Denmark; Famous Stories; and The Danish Story-Book. Andersebm Hans Christian.
Works]. Fairy Tales; Story Book; Wonderful Tales from Denmark; Famous Stories; and The Danish Story-Book.
Works]. Fairy Tales; Story Book; Wonderful Tales from Denmark; Famous Stories; and The Danish Story-Book.

Works]. Fairy Tales; Story Book; Wonderful Tales from Denmark; Famous Stories; and The Danish Story-Book.

New York: Allen Brothers, 1869. A collected American edition of Andersen’s works with prefaces to two of the volumes and a memoir by British writers Charles Boner and Mary Howitt. Two of the volumes are dated 1869 with the others being undated. The binding title incorrectly refers to the tales of Andersen as “German” (Andersen is Danish). Also, we have been unable to determine if there are more books in the German Popular Tales series; a search of OCLC revealed other potential volumes (Little Ellie and Other Tales, The Shoes of Fortune and Other Stories, The Ugly Duck and Other Tales, etc.) by Andersen and published by Allan Brothers in the same time period. All volumes are known in a very small number of copies, and most in just one copy. OCLC has no listing under “series.”. Each volume has a wood engraved frontispiece and title-page in addition to woodcut plates, numerous headbands, vignettes, and initial letters. Engravings by Walter James Mason and Henry Warren. . Binding extremities lightly rubbed with very light chipping and a few minor tears. Famous Stories has some light foxing and toning. Minor dampstaining to upper margins of the first few gatherings in Danish Story Book. Ink signature on front pastedown and front flyleaf of Danish Story Book. A very good,
bright set. Green cloth stamped decoratively in blind, gilt-tooled spine with the series title German Popular Tales. Five volumes, octavo. 160, 9-165, [1, blank], + 8 (ads); vi, 9-154, 7-187; 3-156, 7-159; 160, [2], 9-173; 7-166, 9-165, [1, blank], +2 (ads) pp. Item #16837

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