Category: Literature

THE SHOES OF FORTUNE AND OTHER TALES Includes: The Fir Tree, The Snow Queen (in seven stories), The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep, The Elfin Mound, The Leap-Frog, The Elder-Bush, The Red Shoes, The Bell, Holger Danske and The Emperor Frederic Barbarossa. Stock code: 7866

Author / Artist:

Andersen, Hans Christian


London: Chapman and Hall. 1847


First english edition. Translated by Charles Boner. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine. All edges gilt. A stunning fine copy showing only the lightest of rubbing to the cloth extremities. The contents are entirely complete with a previous owner's inscription to the top edge of the front free endpaper. Illustrated with four full page plates after Otto Speckter, and with wood-engravings in the text. The plates are spotted, otherwise internally fine. A remarkable copy.