Hans Christian Andersen (b. Odense 1805, d. Copenhagen 1875)

Meer end Perler og Guld. Cph: C.A.Reitzel 1849. 8vo. Inscribed by the author. Light browning. Bound in modern half morocco, with FP's bookplate.

The dedication from Hans Christian Andersen is to Ingeborg Drewsen, (married to Adolph Drewsen), who lived in the house of the Collin family in Amaliegade, Copenhagen. After her mother-in-law's death in 1845, the lady stayed in the house: “En venlig Morgenhilsen til Fruen i Huset hvor den næste Folkekomedie spiller paa Hjørnet”. (ENG: “A friendly morning greeting to the lady of the house where the next farce plays on the corner”.)

Literature: BFN 553.

Provenance: #333 Ship-owner Meyer' s auction, Sep. 1975, later Flemming Erik Pedersen (1931–2020).


Condition report on request. Please contact: books@bruun-rasmussen.dk


Books & manuscripts, 16 September 2020


8,000–10,000 kr.


Price realised

14,000 kr.