Stories for the Household. Translated by H.W. Dulcken. With Two Hundred and Twenty Illustrations by A.W. Bayes, Engraved by Dalziel Brothers.

London, Routledge & Sons, 1872.

Cont. (orig. ?) blue full cloth w. gilt title to back (Hayes & Son, Oxford). First few leaves brownspotted.

Early edition of the famous Andersen-translation, "Stories for the Household".
In 1864 Dulcken published his first translation of some of Andersen's fairy tales, "Stories and Tales". In 1865 or 1866 he publishes his second, "What the Moon Saw: And Other Tales", profusely illustrated; together these to translations make up the 9th Andersen fairy tale translations to appear in English.
In 1866 a collected edition of all the fairy tales from Dulcken's two collections plus two other ones appeared in one volume under the title "Hans Christian Andersen's Stories for the Household", with 220 illustrations. Dulcken's translations became exceedingly popular and were reprinted numerous times.
Dulcken is considered one of the three best contemporary Andersen fairy tale-translators.

Order-nr.: 34789

DKK 1.200,00