Anonymous - Popular Tales and Romances of the Northern Nations - W. Simpkin & R. Marshall, 1823, First Edition.


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London, W. Simpkin & R. Marshall, 1823. First Edition. First Impression. Three [3] Volumes. Uncommon anthology. In original boards. Good only. An interesting collection, gathering together the likes of Friedrich De La Motte-Fouque, Johann Goethe, Johann August Apel, Ludwig Tieck and Johann Karl August Musaus. Six stories (and preface) to volume one, five to volume two and six to the third volume. Lloyd Currey's listing of the same title notes that many of these are the first English publications of the stories. The stories are not attributed, but a little research shows the 'Wake Not the Dead', 'Auburn Egbert' are by Tieck, 'The Spectre-Barber' is by Masaus, 'The Collier's Family' is by Motte-Fouque, 'The Fatal Marksman' is by Apel, 'The Erl-King's Daughter' and 'The Hoard of the Nibelungen' are by Benedikte Naubert. Most are of German origin, covering folk tales, fairy tales and ghost/horror stories. An interesting and important publication. A contemporary review of the the book was found in the 1824 (vol6) Imperial Magazine has 'The Bottle Imp' (genie/lamp/trade-your-soul), 'Spectre Barber' and 'Wake not the Dead' (vampires) as the best of the bunch, 'The Collier's Family' is "above [the reviewers] comprehension and 'Kibitz' is "A very silly story". The review notes that the British readership will never have encountered most of the works. Upper board detached to volume one, other two upper boards would detach with a little pull (I imagine). Internally in decent shape, just general signs of age. Spines a little cracked, scuffed and toned. Owner's inscription to title page of volume one. Volume two is bound upside-down. [5970, Hyraxia Books].


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