Antique Gothic Fairy Tales book by Hans Christian Andersen
Antique Gothic Fairy Tales book by Hans Christian Andersen with Gold Gilt lettering, a pictorial board cover of feathers and scroll in a Red and Black canvas covering and decorative spine. No dust jacket. Undated. Late 19th century, 1800s George Routledge & sons, first edition- translated by Dr. H. W. Dulcken from Hans Christian Andersen's Dutch retellings of these time honored tales.
Includes the time honored stories like
The Snail and the Rose Tree,
The Ugly Duckling,
The Puppet Showman,
The Red Shoes,
Soup on a Sausage Peg,
A Rose from the Grave of Homer,
The Wild Swans,
The Goblin and the Huckster,
Anne Lisbeth, and many more!
"What the first little Mouse had seen and learned in her Travels.
'When I went out into the wide world,' said the little Mouse, 'I thought, as many think at my age, that I had already learned everything; but that was not the case.'" - p 159. Soup on a Sausage Peg, Andersen's Fairy Tales
512 pages. In GOOD condition considering age. Which means this is a legible copy with minor signs of deterioration from its long life. Like shelf wear, fading to gold gilt on spine, scuffing of the cover, yellowing of the leaves. Minor tearing of the leaf edges. Spine is split at first page. Spine remains in tact with no loose leaves but must be handled gently. Has that nostalgic and sweet, old-book odor. A personal favorite from my own collection.