This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...") especially made a deep impression on one of the boys; it had so strangely affected him that he stood quite silently for ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...") especially made a deep impression on one of the boys; it had so strangely affected him that he stood quite silently for a long time and gazed on me; afterward he showed me the book where the story was, and there was a picture where the shoes were painted red, while the rest of the picture was uncolored. The oldest daughter, Sara, a very amiable and lively girl, asked me immediately whether the ladies of Copenhagen were handsome, and I answered her, " Yes, they are like the Dutch ladies!" She liked to hear me speak Danish, and I wrote down for her a few words of those which pleased her most. At the dinner-table Van Lennep asked me if I thought I could read Dutch, and then he presented me with a written sheet. It was a poem of his to me, and he read it aloud to the whole circle. I believe it is printed in " De Tijd." From Amsterdam I went to Harlem by the railway. There was a place where we passed over a kind of bank between the open North Sea and the sea of Harlem, and I wondered at the grand enterprise of pumping out a lake, which had already fallen considerably. Harlem's mighty organ, the greatest in the world, was just sounding its eight thousand metal pipes beneath the beautiful timber vault when I entered the hall. The language sounded very queerly, half Danish, half German, and I saw the inscription on several houses: " Hier gaat mair nit porren! "--" Here they went out to rouse the people." The chimes were always heard from the church towers; the whole country seemed to me a great English park. In company with Professor Schlegel and his wife, and Professor Geel, I set out to see the curiosities of Leyden, among others the mound raised by the Anglo-Saxons, when those under Hengist and Horsa went over to England. In the...Read Less
Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Published by Hurd and Houghton in 0000. Number of pages: 569. 12mo green cloth. 569 pages. Gilt title with black bands on spine, which has shelf wear and library mark in white. Gilt escutcheon with black floral motifs front cover, with bevelled edge. Back board scuffed. Rubbed corners. Fly leaf, half-title, and frontispiece missing. Front paste-down split and disfigured by removed labels. This copy undated but thought to be 1880s.
Hardcover. Thick 8vo. xii + 570 pp. Blue cloth, gilt titling to spine; black rules and illustrations and gilt emblem on upper board; blind stamp rules and illustration on rear board; beveled edges; frontis. First translated into English and containing chapters additional to those published in the Danish edition, bringing the narrative down to the Odense Festival of 1867. Slight rubbing to edges; spine darkened; edges of spine torn; edge of paper a little darkened; foxing throughout the text; light browning to pages, front endpaper split, pages of the first signature are slightly loose, owner's signature on front end paste down. Otherwise, a solid and clean VG copy.
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