[ Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author famed for his fairy tales. ] Signed Presentation Inscription ('H. C. Andersen') to 'Guldberg' [the poet - see inscription] ]

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), renowned Danish author, famed for his fairy tales [ Christian Høegh-Guldberg (1777-1867) ]
Publication details: 
Without place or date [1847?]. On reverse of title leaf of the first volume of the German edition of his 'Gesammelte Werke', published in Leipzig, 'Verlag von Carl B. Lorck', 1847.
SKU: 21388

12mo, 1p. On the reverse of the title leaf, extracted from the 1847 Leipzig edition of his collected works. In fair condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. Note: an intern at the Danish Embassy in London tried to find someone in the Embassy to translate but it defeated them ("Gothic" or "German" so-called). A king reader has translated: den ædle Guldberg / Digteren / den første, som rakte den / fattige dreng Haanden, / bringes dette mit Livs Eventyr, / med Taknemlighed og Venskab / H. C. Andersen" which means something like this: "the honourable Guldberg / The poet / the first person who reached out / his hand to the poor boy / is brought this fairytale of my life, / with gratitude and friendship / H. C. Andersen