Andersen, Hans Christian. Dryaden.

Copenhagen, C. A. Reitzel, 1868.

8vo. 60 pp. Bound with both original wrappers in later half cloth.


First edition.

Provenance: descendants of the Henriques family, in whose home Andersen had been a frequent visitor during the last fifteen years of his life. The house 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 the family was established in August Bournonville's home, where the poet first heard the young, talented Therese Henriques (1833-83) playing the piano. Immediately, a warm friendship between the two was kindled, and it would last a lifetime.

A tear to the front wrapper repaired, otherwise fine.

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