This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...on the sofa; she was so beautiful that the merchant's son could not resist kissing her. She awoke, and was very much frightened, but he said he was the god of the Turks, who had come down to her through the air, at which she was much pleased. So they sat down, side by side, and he began telling her stories about her ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...on the sofa; she was so beautiful that the merchant's son could not resist kissing her. She awoke, and was very much frightened, but he said he was the god of the Turks, who had come down to her through the air, at which she was much pleased. So they sat down, side by side, and he began telling her stories about her eyes: they were the most beautiful dark lakes, in which her thoughts were swimming about like mermaids. And he told her about her forehead: it was a snowy mountain with the most magnificent halls and pictures. And he told her about the stork who brings the sweet little children. Yes, they were really delightful stories. And so he asked the princess if she would marry him, and she said "Yes" at once. "But you must come here on Saturday," she said; "the king and queen will then be here to tea. They will be very proud to hear that I am going to marry the god of the Turks, but mind you are prepared with a really beautiful fairy tale, for my parents are particularly fond of stories. My mother prefers those with a moral and some romance, and my father the merry ones which make one laugh." "Very well. I shall bring no other wedding present than a fairy tale," he said, and then they parted; but the princess gave him a saber which was mounted with gold coins, and these especially would come in very useful. He then flew away, bought a new dressing-gown, and then sat in the forest, making up the fairy tale. It had to be ready by Saturday, so it was not an easy task. By the time he had finished it, it was Saturday. The king, the queen, and the whole court were at tea with the princess, waiting for him. He was most graciously received. "I hope you will tell us a fairy tale," said the queen--"one that is ...
Good: Shows significant indications of use. Binding shows moderate spine lean; moderate wear to extremities; some darkening, soiling, and rubbing; two pages show a small chip at the upper corner and several others have been dog-eared; one page shows a couple of half-inch tears at the outside edge. Binding remains secure; text clean. Overall, remains a clean, sturdy reading copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 377pp. Translated by Dr. H.W. Dulcken. Rust-Red cloth over boards with Gilt titles and designs at the back-strip. Tooled designs at front and reap panels. Designs at Endpapers. Frontis. illustration. Reprint Edition. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. Hans Christian Andersen, often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories—called eventyr, or "fairy-tales"—express themes that transcend age and nationality. Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. They have inspired plays, ballets, and both live-action and animated films.
George & Doris Hauman. Very Good. Very Good Dj. 8vo. Early Printing. 270-pages of stories with pink / b&w illustrations by these well-known illustrators. Nicely printed for easy reading. Dust jacket spine is sunned; book has some library markings but is still in nice condition. OUT OF PRINT.
Good. No dust jacket. Spine and corners bumped and rubbed, pencil mark on cover, green printing still bright on cover. Binding still tight; pages tanned at edges; no marks on pages. 392 p. Tan cloth over boards, sewn binding; green and black printing on decorated cover and spine. Front cover illustrated with mushroom and fairy; spine decorated with head of fairy.
Very Good. Published circa 1900. Very good in brown boards with slight wear to spine and spine ends; top edge of page edges gilt. Two contemporary gift inscriptions on flyleaf, otherwise clean and tight. A nice copy.
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