ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN. 1805-1875.
Autograph Letter Signed ("Hans Christian Andersen") in English, 1 p, 8vo, Copenhagen, January 18, 1858, to Collins, being a letter of introduction, light creasing and toning, light staining near signature.
Introduces a young critic to an English comrade, and asks a favor: "I had wished to give in Danish 'The Frozen Deep' and you were kind enough to promise to forward it to me. I should like to bring it on the stage in Copenhagen, let me therefore, as I suppose it is now published, have it as soon as possible...." The Frozen Deep was a play written by Wilkie Collins and heavily revised by Charles Dickens that was given several amateur stagings in 1857 to great acclaim. It was not published, however, until 1866.
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