FIRST EDITION OF CHATELAIN'S FAIRY TALE-TRANSLATION, -THE BEST TO APPEAR IN ANDERSEN'S LIFE-TIME


ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN.

Tales and Fairy Stories. Translated by Madame de Chatelain. Illustrated by Henry Warren.

London, George Routledge and Co., 1853. Uncut in the orig. full red clothbinding w. richly gilt decorated back and gilt and blindstamped front board. Hinges worn and crisp, spine internally worn. Old repairs to capitals and hinges. Inner hinges weak. Illustrated w. 8 plates.

The rare first edition of Chatelain's fairy tale-translation, the 6th English Andersen fairy tale-translation to appear, and the one considered the very best of the English translations that appeared within Andersen's life-time (the first four appeared in 1846 and the fifth in 1847).
As opposed to the other early fairy tale-translations, Chatelain's is very accurate and reliable. Interestingly enough, many of the fairy tales have received new titles in her translation. The translation comprises 45 fairy tales.

"De vigtigste engelske oversættere af H.C. Andersens eventyr i perioden 1846 - 1875 er følgende elleve: Mary Howitt, Charles Boner, Caroline Peachey, Meta Taylor, Charles Beckwith Lohmeyer, Madame de Chatelain, Anne S. Bushby, Alfred Wehnert, H.W. Dulcken, Mrs. H.B. Paull og Augusta Plesner (sidstnævnte i samarbejde med forskellige andre)." (Bredsdorff, Andersen og England, p. 489). (i.e.: "The most important translators of H.C. Andersen's fairy tales between 1846 - 1875 are the following eleven: Mary Howitt, Charles Boner, Caroline Peachey, Meta Taylor, Charles Beckwith Lohmeyer, Madame de Chatelain, Anne S. Bushby, Alfred Wehnert, H.W. Dulcken, Mrs. H.B. Paull and Augusta Plesner (the last in coorporation with different other people)." [own translation] ).

The fairy tales were originally written in Danish, and were printed thus between 1835 and 1844.


Order-nr. 34798

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