‎CLARKE (Harry), ANDERSEN (Hans Christian)‎
‎Fairy Tales‎

‎ Editions Georges G. Harrap & Company, London. Printed at the Complete Press, West Norwood, England. ca. 1910. Illustrations en couleurs et noir & blanc d'Harry Clarke, complet de ses serpentes légendées. Reliure moderne, pleine peau vert Empire, filet dorés, dos à 5 nerfs, orné de caissons. Dim : 286 x 210 mm. 320 pages. Quelques rousseurs. Ex-libris gravé par Pierre Gandon.‎

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Reference : 58457


‎Eventyr fortalte for Børn. (1.-3. Hefte) + Eventyr fortalte for Børn. Ny Samling (1.-3. Hefte). 2 Bind. [I.e. Fairy Tales Told for Children. 6 issues, divided into two volumes - all that was issued]. - [INAUGURANTING THE FAIRY TALE-GENRE]‎

‎Kjöbenhavn, 1837-1847. Bound in one nice contemporary half calf binding with blindstamped and gilt ornamentation to spine. Gilding vague, also the gilt title. Minor bumping to corners. Internally a bit of scattered brownspotting, but overall unusually nice, clean, and fresh. A truly excellent copy. See collation below.‎

‎A magnificent set - unusually nice and clean and bound together in a contemporary binding, which is almost never the case - of the first edition of this exceedingly rare collection of Andersen's earliest fairy tales. This legendary fairy tale-collection that created the fairy tale-genre and brought Andersen international fame, consists in six parts that together make up two volumes. As with most of the other few existing copies, the present set is a mixture of issues (though here, merely two of the parts are in second issue). ""With the passing of each year, Andersen's genious brought forth new ""wonder stories"", and the fame he had so desperately craved and striven for became a reality. Little did he know in the spring of 1835, when he all but had to beg his publisher to accept these remarkable tales, that one day they would make him immortal. And little did the critics, nearly all of whom advised him to give up his ""experiment"" and devote himself to his other writings, ever dream that they would live to see him gain world acclaim for these tales. For almost a hundred years now, generation after generation has been brought up on Andersen's stories. Take the English-speaking world, for instance. Since the first appearance of Andersen's Fairy Tales in London and New York, in 1846, over seven hundred different editions, including dozens of varied translations, illustrated by more than a hundred different artists, have been published in the United States alone. Indeed, Andersen's stories will live on as classics - as much part of our civilization as the two primary educational factors, reading and writing."" (Jean Hersholt, p. 27). Due to the fact that the six little pamphlets together, printed in different years, all have their own title-pages, half-titles, contents, etc. and that there were then also printed all of this for each volume of three (times two) together, the book binders almost always removed several of these ""extra"" leaves, as they seemed superfluous. It was never the intention of the publisher that the single half-titles, title-pages or tables of contents be preserved. However, due to the many different laves that were deemed ""superfluous"" or not, all existing sets of these two little volumes have their individual mix-up of half-titles, titles, and tables of contents. Thus, no copies are known to exist with all leaves present. ""During Andersen's lifetime 162 of his Fairy Tales were published, but the scarcest and most difficult to obtain are these six little pamphlets. We do not know exactly how many, or how few, copies were printed, but we do know that no copy with all the title pages and tables of contents has ever been offered for sale by any dealer or at any auction. To my knowledge, only five or six complete copies of the first printings (1835-1842) still exist. Even the second printing of the six pamphlets in their entirety (1842-1847) is exceedingly scarce and difficult to obtain."" (Jean Hersholt).Here follows a collation including mention of issues and lacunae: Vol. I: VIII pp. (joint title-page (dated 1837) for the three parts, contents-leaf for all three parts, and preface (""Til de ældre Læsere""). The joint half-title merely stating ""Eventyr for Børn"" has not been bound in.First Part: 61 (including the title-page), (3) (blank verso of p. 61 and the contents-leaf for part one) pp. The half-title has not been bound in. Second issue, 1842.Second Part: 76 (including half-title and title-page), 2 (contents-leaf for part two) pp. + 1 f. (blank). Second issue, 1844.Third Part: 60 (including half-title and title-page) pp., 2 (contents-leaf for part two) pp. + 1 f. (blank). First issue, 1837.Vol. II: 3 ff. (joint title-page, dedication-leaf (for Mrs. Heiberg), contents-leaf for all three parts). First Part: 58 (including title-page), (2) (contents-leaf for part one) pp. The half-title has not been bound in. First issue, 1838.Second Part: 53 (including title-page), (3) (verso of p. 53 and contents-leaf for part two) pp. The half-title has not been bound in. First issue, 1839.Third Part: 49 (including title-page), (3) (verso of p. 49 and contents-leaf for part three) pp. The half-title has not been bound in. First issue, 1842..This is one of the most complete copies we have ever seen, as the only leaves not withbound are some of the half-titles. Usually a lot more leaves have been left out by the binders, and it's even rare to find copies that have all title-pages. The separate contents-leaves are very rarely found preserved in copies that have the joint contents-leaves, and the blank leaves are almost never withbound. BFN: 266" Hersholt: 23 PMM: 299. ‎


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Reference : 36035


‎(Samlingsbind med både 2. og 3. Æventyrsamling) - Nye Eventyr. Første-(Andet) Bind (1. Bd.: 1.-3. Samling - 2. Bd.: 1.-2. Samling (alt som udkom, i 5 dele) + Historier. (Første-) Anden Samling (alt som udkom). [New Fairy Tales. Two volumes, all five c... - [THE SECOND AND THIRD FAIRY TALE COLLECTION]‎

‎Kjøbenhavn, C.A. Reitzel, 1845-48 + 1852-53. Indbundet i et samtidigt, lidt beskedent hldrbd. med rygforgyldning. Ryg med lette brugsspor. Alle samlinger foreligger her med ALLE indholdsfortegnelser, smudstitelblade, dedikationsblade samt fællestitelblade til første og andet bind. Første Samling af Nye Eventyr er i ""Tredie Oplag"" med årstallet 1847. Alle 7 dele foreligger her i ganske usædvanligt rene og velbevarede ekemplarer, trykt på velin-agtigt papir. På bagsiden af første fællestitelblad et lille stempel ""CAR"", således antageligt fra udgiveren, C.A. Reitzels arkiv.Bound in one cont., a bit modest, half calf binding w. gilt back. Back w. a bit of wear. All collections with ALL contents-leaves, half-titles, dedication-leaves and the joint title-pages of the first and second volume. First collection of ""New Fairy Tales"" is in the third issue, w. the year 1847. All seven parts are unusually clean and well preserved, printed on vellum-like paper. On the verso of the first joint title-page is a discrete stamp ""CAR"", indicating that the copy comes from the archive of the published, C.A. Reitzel.‎

‎Originaludgaverne af Andersens anden og tredie samling af æventyr foreligger her i usædvanligt rene eksemplarer og ligeså usædvanligt, med alle titelblade og dedikationsblade. Heri førstetrykkene af adskillige af Andersens mest kendte og elskede æventyr, bl.a. ""Grantræet"", ""Sneedronningen"", ""Elverhøi"", ""De røde Skoe"", ""Hyrdinden og Skorstensfeieren"", ""Holger Danske"", ""Skyggen"", ""Historien om en Moder"" etc. - BFN: 428,454,467,516,529,606,616.First edition of Andersen's second and third Fairy Tale Collection (one of the 7 parts in 3. issue), containing the Fairy Tales which brought him international fame. These collections contain several of his most famous and cherished Fairy Tales. Very scarce with all general titles, indexes, halftitles and dedication-leaves.‎


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Reference : 34787


‎1. Fairy Tales and Stories. Translated by Dr. H.W. Dulcken. With Sixty Illustrations by A. W. Bates. Ca. 1890. + 2. The Little Marmaid and Other Stories. Translated by R. Nisbet Bain. Illustrated by J. R. Weguelin. 1893. + 3. Fairy Tales. A New Tran... - [A SET OF 14 FAIRY TALE-COLLECTIONS IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION, ALL ILLUSTRATED AND IN THE ORIGINAL BINDINGS]‎

‎All printed in London, (ca. 1890) - 1937. 1: 8vo. Beautiful and charming orig. decorated full cloth in blue a. green w. gilt title to back and front board. Illustrated w. flowers, plants and fairies. A bit of wear to capitals, otherwise fine and clean. 2: 4to. Orig. decorated green full cloth w. red and gold illustrations to front board and gilt back. Occational brownspotting, and first half w. marginal waterdamage. 3: 8vo. Beautiful and charming decorated orig. full green cloth. Front board and back richly decorated w. gilt title and gilt illustrations of a frog, fairies, flowers, an angel etc. Very nice and clean w. only a bit of wear to capitals. 4: 8vo. Original reddish-brown decorated full cloth w. gilt and black decorations to front board, gilt leather title-label and gilt decoration to back. Capitals somewhat worn, otherwise a nice and clean copy. 5: 8vo. Beautiful orig. decorated blue full cloth in typical art nouveau-style w. a large white illustration of the little mermaid on front board. Gilt title to back and front board. A bit of wear to capitals, otherwise a nice and clean copy. 6: Small 8vo. Orig. decorated full brown cloth, richly decorated w. back blindstamped flower-ornamentation to both boards and to back. Gilt title to back, a picture of a little girl to front board. A bit of wear to capitals, else fine. 7: 8vo. Orig. red full cloth w. gilt back, gilt title to front board. A bit of wear to capitals and inner hinges. 8: 8vo. Orig. decorated full blue cloth w. black illustrations of swans to front board and gilt tilte and illustration to back. Some wear to capitals and hinges. Internally fine and clean. 9: 8vo. Orig. decorated full green cloth w. gilt titel to front board and back. Front board w. large illustration of the Snow Queen. A bit of wear to extremities. 10: 8vo. Orig. decorated full cloth w. pixies and a young girl on front board and a stork and child on back. Capitals somewhat worn. Internally fine. 11: 8vo. Orig. full green cloth w. some wear to capitals. Internally nice and clean. 12: 8vo. Orig. decorated full blue cloth w. blindstamped black ornamentations. Gilt title to back. Large illustration of a young prince (?) to front board. Nice and clean. 13: Original richly decorated full cloth w. a goblin in the woods on front board and the hardy tin soldier on back. Internallu occational brownspotting, otherwise a fine copy. 14: 8vo. Orig. full red cloth w. gilt illustration to front board and gilt title to back. Nice and clean.‎

‎An interesting and charming collection of 14 different illustrated editions of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales in English translation. Containing translations by several of the most famous Andersen-translators as well as many of the most famous and well-known illustrations. The variety in the original bindings, most of which are decorated, and the many different illustrations contained in this collected set presents us with an excellent opportunity of discovering the development of the understanding and effect of the reading of Andersen's classic fairy tales from the late 19th century through the first decades of the 20th century, after which the English Andersen-translations changed drastically in character.‎


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Reference : 55266



‎Kjøbenhavn, 1845. Bound uncut with the original printed wrappers in a lovely marbled paper binding (August Sandgren) with gilt leather title label to spine. Front wrapper with small marginal professional paper restoration. An excellent copy with usual brownspotting.‎

‎Scarce first edition, extremely rare with the original wrappers, of the first edition of the third ""collection"" of Andersen's second fairy tale-collection, containing five of his best fairy tales in the first printing - among them the cherished tales ""The Red Shoes"" and ""The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep "".The five famous fairy tales that all appear here for the first time are: Elverhøi (The Elf Mound), De røde Skoe (The Red Shoes), Springfyrerne (The Jumpers), Hyrdinden og Skorsteensfeieren (The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep), Holger Danske (Holger Danske - Holger the Dane). BFN: 467 - 468, 469, 470, 471, 472.‎


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Reference : 57385


‎Nye Eventyr og Historier. Anden Række. (Første)-Fjerde Samling. - [18 FAIRY TALES IN FIRST PRINTING]‎

‎Kjøbenhavn, 1861-66. Four issues, in varying bindings: 1: Very nice later light brown half morocco binding in pastiche-style with lovely gilding to spine. A nice and clean copy.2: Original publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine and front board and blindstamped ornamental border to boards. Spine professionally restored. A very nice copy. 3: Bound with the original printed illustrated wrappers in a lovely later brown half mororcco binding with lovely gilding to spine and lovely gilt borders to boards. Back wrapper with restorations. A bit of brownspotting and an old owner's signature to front wrapper, but all in all an excellent copy. 4: Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt title to front board. Lacking 1 cm at top capital. Inner hinges weak. Contemporary owner's presentation-inscription to front free end-paper. Very nice and clean. ‎

‎First editions, first issues. An excellent set with three of the issues in various original states. Here, we have the entire second series, all four issues, of Andersen's third fairy-tale collection, which contains some of his most beloved tales and stories, among them ""Tolv med Posten"" (Twelve by the Mail), ""Hvad Fatter gør er altid det Rigtige"" (What the Old Man Does is Always Right ), ""Sneemanden"" (The Snow Man), ""Isjomfruen"" (The Ice Maiden), ""Psychen"" (The Psyche ), ""Gjemt er ikke glemt"" (Kept Secret but not Forgotten), ""Skrubtudsen"" (The Toad), etc., etc.In all, the present four issues contain 18 fairy-tales in their first printing.‎


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