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Fairy Tales and Sketches

by ANDERSEN, Hans Christian

Condition: Very Good +/No Jacket


London: Bell & Daldy, 1870. Bound in green cloth, stamped in gold and black. All edges gilt (top edge faded a bit). Some scuffing to spine, but type still very readable. A handsome early copy in English of this 542 pp. book of Fairy Tales by the master storyteller. Handsome, tight copy. . Early Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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