Das Heimchen am Herde: Ein Hausmärchen [The Cricket on the Hearth: a House Fairy Tale]. Charles Dickens.
Das Heimchen am Herde: Ein Hausmärchen [The Cricket on the Hearth: a House Fairy Tale]
Das Heimchen am Herde: Ein Hausmärchen [The Cricket on the Hearth: a House Fairy Tale]
Das Heimchen am Herde: Ein Hausmärchen [The Cricket on the Hearth: a House Fairy Tale]
Das Heimchen am Herde: Ein Hausmärchen [The Cricket on the Hearth: a House Fairy Tale]
Das Heimchen am Herde: Ein Hausmärchen [The Cricket on the Hearth: a House Fairy Tale]
Das Heimchen am Herde: Ein Hausmärchen [The Cricket on the Hearth: a House Fairy Tale]
Das Heimchen am Herde: Ein Hausmärchen [The Cricket on the Hearth: a House Fairy Tale]
Das Heimchen am Herde: Ein Hausmärchen [The Cricket on the Hearth: a House Fairy Tale]
Das Heimchen am Herde: Ein Hausmärchen [The Cricket on the Hearth: a House Fairy Tale]
Das Heimchen am Herde: Ein Hausmärchen [The Cricket on the Hearth: a House Fairy Tale]

Das Heimchen am Herde: Ein Hausmärchen [The Cricket on the Hearth: a House Fairy Tale]

Halle: Hermann Gefenius, 1898. Later Edition. Hardcover. A Near Fine copy of this 1898 German edition of The Cricket on the Hearth: a Fairy Tale of Home by Charles Dickens (showing slight rubbing) in a Near Fine dust jacket with minor wear and tear, particularly at the spine head (see images). Within, there is a presentation in black ink to the half title, five illustrations. A cricket on the hearth is a signed of household luck. Dickens began writing this Christmas tale on October 17, 1845 and finished it by December 1st of that year. Bradbury and Evans promptly published the tale in England on December 20. While Dickens never visited Germany, references to Germany in his works were far from rare. Also, although Dickens could neither speak nor read German, and his own Library contained relatively few German editions of his writings, he did sometimes mention in his letters that he regretted not having ever learned German and, made sure -- thorough his connection with the primary publisher of is works in German, Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz -- that his eldest son received an education at Leipzig. (His other children Francis and Kate visited Germany in the 1860s.) This copy is quite attractive with an elegant front board lettered in gilt and illustrated in gilt and green and the spine panel lettered in gilt and decorated in black. The closed page block's edges also are gilt and the pastedowns and facing sides of the adjoining free endpapers are elegantly decorated. We have not seen any other copies of this edition, and the survival of the book, not only in such beautiful condition but also in its original dust jacket is, in our view, REMARKABLE. Near fine / near fine. Item #3281

Price: $225.00

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