Beloved Danish author (1805–1875) best known for such classic fairy tales as The Ugly Duckling, The Red Shoes, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. Fantastic AQS in German at the top of an off-white 7.75 x 9.75 sheet, signed and dated below in crisp black ink, “H. C. Andersen, Dresden, 24 August 1857.” In full (translated): “Life is the most beautiful fairytale.” Additional untranslated AQSs by Berthold Auerbach and Wilhelm Wolfsohn are penned below. In fine condition. A fabulous quote of the utmost desirability, directly pertaining to the tales that have become embedded in the worldwide collective unconscious. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.
Hans Christian Andersen AQS in German