1847. Item #83915
ANDERSEN, Hans Christian, transl. and with a brief biography by Mary HOWITT. THE IMPROVISATORE: OR, LIFE IN ITALY. London: Richard Bentley/Edinburgh: Bell & Bradfute, 1847. xxx +  + 340 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's advertisements. 12mo., brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Bentley's Standard Novels series. Gilt spine, corners gently bumped, Light rubbing to cloth. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Frontispiece engraving by Clara Cawse has minor foxing to margins; tissue guard intact. Binding tight. A very nice early English translation (first edition published in 1845).