FOUQUE, Baron De La Motte (author). Rev. Thomas TRACY (translator). Undine; Or, The Spirit Of The Waters. A Miniature Romance. London; Published by J. Cunningham, Peterborough-Court, Fleet-Street. 1840.
8vo.; early drab grey unprinted wrappers; pp. 32, printed throughout in double-column; externally lightly dusted with light spine fold and edge wear and a little pale foxing to covers, internally with one or two fox, or rust, marks and a little light creasing but otherwise clean.
First U.K. edition of Tracy's translation into English from the German of Baron de la Motte Fouque, first published in The Novel newspaper. Undine is a fairy tale novella in which a water spirt marries the valiant knight Huldebrand in order to gain a soul. Only 5 copies located on OCLC (Penn State; Univ. Texas; Univ Sydney; Univ. Aberdeen and B.L.).