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Hans Christian Andersen's Alphabet by  Hans Christian ABC. Andersen - Signed First Edition - 1955 - from E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

Hans Christian Andersen's Alphabet

by ABC. Andersen, Hans Christian

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


Copenhagen: Thaning & Appel, 1955. Pictorial boards with wear to spine ends, sunned spine. Published in commemoration of HCA's birth in 1805. The verses were recreated by Dutch artist Dagmar Starcke as cloth appliques, which were reproduced for this book. Opposite each illustration is an English translation of the verse. This copy was a gift from the artist's sister to her son's pediatrician and it is inscribed by her and includes a brief note.. First Edition Thus. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Dagmar Starcke. 12mo.




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