Copenhagen: Thaning & Appel, 1955 on title page, no date on publication page; grey paper boards with tiny rose and dot pattern and photo of Andersen within a frame, pink spine, each page with couplet in Danish, letter highlighted in pink, in the bottom corner of the facing page is a small English translation; 5x5.125". Andersen's original ABC Bogen, embedded in a story, was published in 1858. Small hardback.
A very nice little book in hand, with grey and pink images and thick hand lettering. This differs from the Hersholt translation of the funny ABC - Bogen, both because it does not contain the surrounding story and because some of the letter examples, and thus the couplets, are completely different. The similar ones are by a different translator, who is not named.
CONDITION: Very Good; 1/8" hole in spine (but this is a tiny book), little bumps and rubs on spine creases and extremities, clean and unwrinkled inside; tight. Item #20094