Wonderful Stories for Children.

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Mary Howitt, a children's author and a sometime friend of Andersen's, learned some Danish to help her with these translations. The more violent stories were softened for little children (The Storks). This first series contains: (frontis plate), Ole Luckoie, The Daisy, The Naughty Boy, Tommelise (Thumbelina), The Rose-Elf (no plate), The Garden of Paradise (plate), A Night in the Kitchen, Little Ida's Flowers (plate), The Constant Tin Soldier, The Storks. The book represents the first illustrated version available in the United States. Note: According to MARC records, 3 plates are called for in this publication: these plates are the same as 3 of the 4 plates in the British first, lacking The Rose-Elf, and it is quite possible that they were the only ones used. Also the Boner/Pocci heavily illustrated Danish Story-Book was published in England in 1846, but I do not know when it became available in the US. (The author's name is misspelled on the title page.)

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20206 Wonderful Stories for Children by Andersen.
20206 Wonderful Stories for Children by Andersen.
20206 Wonderful Stories for Children by Andersen.
20206 Wonderful Stories for Children by Andersen.
20206 Wonderful Stories for Children by Andersen.
20206 Wonderful Stories for Children by Andersen.
Wonderful Stories for Children: First Series
Anderson (Andersen), Hans Christian, author of The Improvisatore.
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New York: Wiley & Putnam, 161 Broadway 1847/1846, second American printing of the 1845 British first English translation by Howitt, brown cloth binding with blindstamped ruled and decorated borders top and bottom, and a delicate gilt stamped picture of a little girl in a garden, gilt decorated spine with title and "First Series" (the Second Series, translated by Charles Boner, appeared in 1849); translated from the Danish by Mary Howitt; 3 fine cuts, uncoloured, by Smith and Sons; 4.5x6"; 142 pp.
Juvenile hardback small
CONDITION: Good Plus; contemporary owner name on a flyleaf , boards very clean and neat with precise stamping and bright gilt, a few light spots, spine gilt faded but legible except for "Series", top corners and spine ends lightly bumped, bottom corners sharp, a little rub on two points and a 1/8" tear on back foot of spine; hinges nice, tight and straight; endpapers unmarked, a bit foxed; pages are fairly bright but almost all have foxing scattered across the entire page; this is by far the worst flaw, thus grade, otherwise a tidy little copy.
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