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Andersen, Hans Christian
A PICTURE-BOOK WITHOUT PICTURES
London: David Bogue, 1847. Near fine. First book edition in English of BILLEDBOG UDEN BILLEDER, Andersen's collection of tales in which the moon recounts stories to a lonely artist. Andersen's autobiography reveals that the artist visited by the moon in these stories is based upon himself: "I hired a little garret; it is described in the Fiddler; and in The Picture Book without Pictures, people may see that I often received there visits from the moon." First published in Danish in 1839, this edition was translated by Meta Taylor following Mary Howitt's individual translations in THE PEOPLE'S JOURNAL. A beautiful copy, with the elaborately decorated cloth rarely found in this condition. Octavo. 7'' x 4.5''. Original full light green pictorial cloth, elaborately stamped in gilt and blue. Light yellow endpapers. Translated by Meta Taylor. vi, 88 pages. Leighton and Son binder's ticket on rear pastedown. A bit of bubbling to rear board, spine toned, some very light rubbing to cloth, front hinge starting but firm. Text block uniformly toned.
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