Today would have been Hans Christian Andersen’s 211th birthday! I couldn’t resist a chance to feature this gorgeous edition of Andersen’s Fairy Tales. It’s totally nondescript—I’m pretty sure the name is only on the spine, while the rest of the book is a blank bluish colour. I don’t even know how it ended up in my collection. All I know is that it was published in the 1940s and it has that amazing old book smell.
Do you have any books in your collection that you can’t remember buying/being given?