1864 · London:
"The principal charm of the writings of H. C. Andersen, the fervent love and admiration of all that is great, and good, and beautiful in the world, reaches its climax in the latest of his works, descriptive of a short trip through the Iberian peninsula, entitled In Spain. Though now verging upon three score, the Danish poet is more than ever joyful of life, warm in his feelings, and childlike in his wonder and admiration. The sketch of this little tour in Spain is nothing but a constant shout of rapture, of ecstasy, and delight, finding vent now in poetry and now in prose. With an enthusiastic praise of travelling—even of railway travelling—the book opens, and with a praise of life, and of God who created the blessed course of human existence, the last chapter closes." – The Spectator Archive.
"Mrs. Anne S. Bushby (died 1875) knew Andersen personally, had indeed courted his acquaintance since his first visit to London in 1847, when her husband called upon him to invite him to dinner (Bredsdorff 1954: 314). At that time Andersen's English translator was Charles Beckwith Lohmeyer; but his English publisher, Richard Bentley, apparently encountered difficulties with him, and in a letter to Andersen 160 Nordic Journal of English Studies dated 18 January 1853 suggested Mrs. Anne Bushby instead, referring to her as "a friend of yours, I believe" . . . Mrs. Bushby was not a professional translator, but that her work was indeed a labour of love. It is equally clear from examining the stories she chose that she was not aiming at the children's market…" – Viggo Hjørnager Pedersen.
Contents: Barcelona; Valencia; Almasna and Alicante; The journey by diligence over Elche to Murcia; Murcia; Cartagena; Malaga; Granada; Gibraltar; Cadiz; Sevilla; Cordoba; Over Santa Cruz de Meudela to Madrid; Madrid; Toledo; Burgos; Over the Pyrenees to Biarritz. Referneces: Foulche-Delbosc 503; Palau 11 903; Farinelli III pp. 390-92. See: Sven Hakon Rossel, Hans Christian Andersen: Danish Writer and Citizen of the World, (1996), p. 242; Viggo Hjørnager Pedersen, "Anne Bushby, Translator of Hans Christian Andersen." (Inventory #: GG01477)