FAIRY

[ Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author famed for his fairy tales. ] Signed Presentation Inscription ('H. C. Andersen') to 'Guldberg' [ his friend Christian Høegh-Guldberg? ]

Author: 
Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), renowned Danish author, famed for his fairy tales [ Christian Høegh-Guldberg (1777-1867) ]
Hans Christian Andersen inscription
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.
£1,500.00
Hans Christian Andersen inscription

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). But I expect one of my readers has a competence and will study the image attached to the description.

[ Rose Fyleman, writer and poet. ] Autograph Letter Signed to 'Miss May' [ children's author Beatrice Irene Magraw ]

Author: 
Rose Fyleman [ Rose Amy Fyleman ] (1877-1957), writer and poet, author of children's books on fairies [ Beatrice Irene Magraw [ B. I. Magraw, born Beatrice Irene May ] (c.1888-1970), author ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of The Promised Land, North Holmwood, Dorking. 16 August [ no year ].
£75.00

2pp., 8vo. On aged and creased paper.

[First volume in series 'George Cruikshank's Fairy Library'.] Hop-o' my-Thumb and the Seven-League Boots. Edited and illustrated with six etchings by George Cruikshank.

Author: 
George Cruikshank [David Bogue]
'George Cruikshank's Fairy Library'. Hop-o' my-Thumb
Publication details: 
[First edition of 1853.] London: David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street. ['LONDON: Printed by G. BARCLAY, Castle St. Leicester Sq.']
£110.00
'George Cruikshank's Fairy Library'. Hop-o' my-Thumb

8vo, [ii] + 30 pp. All nine illustrations on six plates present as called for in list on verso of fly-leaf. In original green card wraps, ornately illustrated on cover, which has at its head, 'GEORGE CRUIKSHANK'S | FAIRY LIBRARY'; and at its foot, 'PUBLISHED BY | D BOGUE 86 FLEET St. | PRICE ONE SHILLING'. On back cover: 'Preparing for Publication, | JACK AND THE BEAN-STALK. | EDITED | AND | ILLUSTRATED | BY | GEORGE CRUIKSHANK.' Internally good, on aged paper (the last print particularly foxed), in fair binding with light wear and slight staining.

[Second volume in series 'George Cruikshank's Fairy Library'.] The History of Jack & the Bean-Stalk | Edited and illustrated with six etchings by George Cruikshank.

Author: 
George Cruikshank [David Bogue]
The History of Jack & the Bean-Stalk
Publication details: 
[First edition of 1853.] London: David Bogue, 86 Fleet Street. ['LONDON: Printed by G. Barclay, Castle St. Leicester Sq.]
£125.00
The History of Jack & the Bean-Stalk

8vo, 32 pp. All eight illustrations on six plates present as called for in list on verso of fly-leaf. In original green card wraps, ornately illustrated on cover, which has at its head, 'GEORGE CRUIKSHANK'S | FAIRY LIBRARY'; and at its foot, 'PUBLISHED BY | D BOGUE 86 FLEET St. | PRICE ONE SHILLING'. On back cover: 'ALREADY PUBLISHED, | HOP O'MY THUMB AND THE SEVEN LEAGUE BOOTS, | ILLUSTRATED WITH SIX PLATES, CONTAINING NINE SUBJECTS, | BEING | No. 1 OF GEORGE CRUIKSHANK'S FAIRY LIBRARY. | Preparing for Publication, | No. III. | CINDERELLA AND THE GLASS SLIPPER.

Autograph Note Signed ('A Lang') from the Scottish writer Andrew Lang to an unnamed male recipient.

Author: 
Andrew Lang (1844-1912), Scottish author and folklorist
Andrew Lang (1844-1912), Scottish author and folklorist
Publication details: 
25 January [no year]; St Andrews.
£28.00
Andrew Lang (1844-1912), Scottish author and folklorist

12mo, 1 p. Fair, on aged paper. On the recto of the first leaf of a bifolium, with a cutting carrying a photographic portrait of 'Mr. Andrew Lang' tipped-in at right-angles below the text. The verso of the blank second leaf of the bifolium is tipped-in onto a larger piece of paper removed from an album, onto which a magazine cutting carrying a reproduction of a drawing of Lang is laid down, captioned 'Andrew Lang writes on The Progress of Literature in the Nineteenth Century'. Lang writes that he 'never received' his correspondent's 'paper on the drama: your Letter arrived, but no M.S.'

Glum-Glum. A Fairy Romance.

Author: 
[Charles Marshall, author?] [Richard Bentley (1794-1871), printer and publisher] [Victorian children's literature]
Publication details: 
London: Richard Bentley, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 8 New Burlington Street. 1867. [London: Robson and Son, Great Northern Printing Works, Pancras Road, N.W.]
£200.00

4to (leaf dimensions 20.5 x 16.5 cm): 63 pp. In original grey-green printed wraps. Tight and generally good, but with damp-staining to a few leaves, some wear to corners and creasing and grubbiness to the last three leaves. Wraps worn and grubby. Embossed bookseller's stamp to rear wrap: 'W. H. Smith & Son. 186 Strand, London.' Scarce: COPAC only lists copies at the Bodleian, the National Library of Scotland and the British Library (the last being attributed to 'MARSHALL, Charles, Traveller'). The beginning is reminiscent of Tolkien's 'Hobbit': 'POOR Glum-glum!

Autograph presentation to John Franklin, Junior, on title leaf of the second edition of his 'Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland'.

Author: 
Thomas Crofton Croker (1798-1854), Irish writer and antiquary [Ireland; antiquarian; folk, fairy tales; folklore]
Publication details: 
Title leaf: London. John Murray. 1824.
£35.00

Dimensions of leaf roughly 16 x 10 cm. The removed title leaf of a book: aged, foxed, and with chipping and short closed tears to the edges. The inscription reads 'John Franklin Junr. | from The Author.'

Two Typed Letters Signed, with Typed Note, to ['Luckhurst',] the Secretary, The Royal Society of Arts.

Author: 
Dorothy Anna Hayward Mills
Publication details: 
The two letters, 30 December 1938 and 12 June 1939; the note docketed 31 March 1938. All three items from 'Glenview', Harp Hill, Battledown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
£45.00

Children's writer, poet and illustrator. All three items one page, quarto. All in good condition, with minimal staining. All three docketed, and the two letters signed 'Dorothy AH. Mills. F.R.S.A.' LETTER ONE: She enjoyed a 'magnificent' item by F. T. Blanchard in the Society's magazine 'immensely': 'it contained what it seems to me we have lost in England, in the appreciation of Letters, - namely, spirituality and idealism, and the Divine plan in the life of the individual.

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