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Presentation-copy of Andersen’s first fairy tale
ANDERSEN, H.C. Digte. 1830.
THE RARE FIRST EDITION - PRESENTATION-COPY, IN THE EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPPERS - OF ANDERSEN'S THIRD BOOK, CONTAINING HIS FIRST FAIRY TALE. The magnificent presentation-inscription - hitherto unknown and unregistered - is arguably one of the most important Andersen-presentations. It is inscribed to Henriette Collin, née Thyberg (1813-1894), the then fiancée, later wife, of his closest and most important friend, who was more like a brother to him, Edvard Collin. The touching and heartfelt presentation-inscription, on the verso of the front wrapper, is in the form of a poem and expresses Andersen's views about himself, about life, love, and perishing, and predicting the fact that he would never find love.
HKD 300,000 / EUR 33,500