Category: Science Fiction / Fantasy

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. Illustrated with four full page plates after Otto Speckter, and with wood-engravings in the text. A lovely near 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. The plates are spotted, otherwise clean throughout. A remarkable example.