Andersen, Hans Christian, Danish poet (1805-1875). Signed and inscribed copy of "I Spanien".

Copenhagen, C. A. Reitzel, 1863.

8vo. (6), 309 pp. Bound with both original wrappers in later half morocco.


First edition. Inscribed by the author on front wrapper to Therese Henriques (1833-83), in whose home Hans Christian Andersen was a frequent visitor during the last 15 years of his life. The home was full of life and happy days as a large circle of both Danish and foreign musicians and artists visited the salons and parties held there. The friendship with Henriques was established in August Bournonville's home, where the poet first heard the young, talented Therese Henriques play the piano. Immediately, a warm friendship between the two was kindled, and it would last a lifetime.

Provenance: descendants of the Henriques family.

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