I love books, and I’ve always had a thing for beautiful books. Lady luck was on my side today!
I found a beautiful Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales, illustrated by W. Heath. Robinson. I believe it could be the first edition, published 1913. This edition was sold out, and republished 1917, but the second edition had a stamp in it. This book doesn’t have that. It’s been republished many time since then, but on the inside of the cover there’s a note dated Easter 1928.
The book is beautiful! In good condition for its age. Some wear on the outside. The pages are frail, but non are damaged/teared. The only note in the book is the one on the inside of the cover.
The illustrations are magical!
Since I was a little girl I’ve been intrigued by the Danish King of Fairytales, Hans Christian Andersen.
All these fairytales are in the book!
I found the book in a secondhand store, in an area where the majority of the population probably never heard of HC Andersen. I am 100% sure the old lady that sold the book to me, never heard of him. I felt like I hit the jackpot!
I don’t know how much the book is worth, but finding a beautiful piece like this one, has a sentimental value to me. I might sell it to a collector one day, but I’m sure happy that I got to see it!
I know e-books is a big thing, and I sometimes read them too. However, it can not be compared to holding a beautiful book in your hands. At least that’s my opinion!
I hope your week got of to an amazing start! Do you prefer e-books? Or classical, hard cover books? Or maybe both?
Love & Light, Always