ANDERSEN, HANS CHRISTIAN. 1805-1875.
Nye eventyr og historier. Copenhagen: Reitzel, 1868.
3 volumes in 1. 8vo (160 x 102mm). , 186; , 138; , 208 pp. Separate title for each volume. Period quarter calf, spine titles gilt. Edges toned, brief pencil underlining in a few spots, a few faint spots to inscribed leaf, binding worn.
Provenance: Tage La Cour (Bibliotheca Anderseniana bookplate); Danny Kaye (his estate, acquired by present owner).
WITH: The Complete Andersen, Limited Editions Club, 1949, 6 volumes, inscribed to Kaye by translator Jean Hersholt; and with three other books from Kaye's library.
INSCRIBED COPY OF ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES, FROM THE LIBRARY OF ACTOR DANNY KAYE. Signed "H.C. Andersen" following a six line inscription on the blank preceding the title page. Kaye [1913-1987] starred as Andersen in the 1952 Hollywood musical Hans Christian Andersen.