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ORIENTAL & ROMANTIC TALES. Oehlenschläger, Adam Gottlob. Mährchen un Erzählungen. Von Oehlenschläger. Two volumes in one. [4], 278pp; [4], 352pp. A very good copy in later 19th century half calf, marbled boards, red gilt label. Some occasional foxing, and contemporary ownership name of Isabella Margaret Head at the top of each title-page. Very scarce. Copac records later printings only. 8vo. Stuttgart und Lubingen. 1817. Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger (1779-1850) was a Danish poet and playwright, and often referred to as the Danish Wordsworth. His writings reveal his fascination with folklore, and in 1816 he translated Märchen by Musäus, Fouqué, Hoffmann, and Chamisso into Danish, thus stimulating such writers as Hans Christian Andersen. His tales include romantic adaptions from The Arabian Nights.