THE SHOES OF FORTUNE, and Other Tales. By Hans Christian Anderson. With four drawings by Otto Speckter, and other illustrations.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1847 (that is, December 1846). [vi]+168 pages. Illustrated with tinted lithographic frontispiece and three other lithographs by Otto Speckter, additional to pagination; and, many wood engraved pictorial initials and tailpieces. Original publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt. 12mo. First English edition. Front endpaper cracked and with evidence of repair; some occasional light marking; else an excellent copy. Includes the original printings in English of ‘The Fir Tree’, ‘The Snow Queen’,and ‘The Red Shoes’. The ten stories are followed by a chapter on ‘The Emperor Frederic Barbarossa’, by the translator Charles Boner.