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THE SHOES OF FORTUNE, AND OTHER TALES
Chapman & Hall, London 1847 - [4],168pp. plus lithographed frontis and three plates. Small octavo. Medium green publisher's cloth, decorated in blind, spine elaborately gilt extra, gilt title and pictorial vignette in center of upper board. Illustrations. Front free endsheet excised with gutter strengthening, 1849 gilt inscription on half- title, some foxing and scattered discoloration to plates, bookseller's label (or small bookplate) removed from recto or rear free endsheet, narrow split at toe of upper joint, small initial stamp in lower margin of title; withal just a good, sound copy (w.a.f.) of an uncommon book. First edition thus, the translator not identified, and with the lithographed plates after drawings by Otto Speckter. One of the small deluge of translations into English of Andersen's fairy tales that appeared to meet widening popularity among English language readers beginning in 1845.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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