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Original manuscript translation of 'The Little Mermaid' by  Hans Christian] [ANDERSEN - Signed First Edition - 1856 - from Rare Illustrated Books (SKU: 1149)

Original manuscript translation of 'The Little Mermaid'

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Original manuscript translation of 'The Little Mermaid'

by [ANDERSEN, Hans Christian]

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Boston, 1856. Hans Christian Andersen is the most translated author of all time so the discovery of this early American translation is exciting. Translated from the German by Miss H.C. Sterling. The fourteen illustrated leaves in ˜The Little Mermaid' are by a skilled unrecorded artist, stated as 'A. Maynard' on the title page. The fine steel-point drawings are executed with balance and competence in a neoclassical style. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: 'To my mother from H.C.S.'. Original illustrated manuscript dated 1856, 36 pages, frontispiece and decorated title-page with 12 original illustrated leaves, oblong quarto, bound in beautiful nineteenth-century gilt tooled limp green morocco, some darkening at the gutter edge, in exceptionally fine condition.

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Bookseller Inventory #
1149
Title
Original manuscript translation of 'The Little Mermaid'
Author
[ANDERSEN, Hans Christian]
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1856
Keywords
fairytales hans christian andersen the little mermaid tennyson mermaids sirens shipwrecks princes mute love romance manuscripts
Bookseller catalogs
Childrens & Juvenile Literature; Fairy Theme; Original Artwork;

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morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
gutter
The inside margin of a book, connecting the pages to the joints near the binding.
leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
quarto
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title page
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fine
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