"The Butterfly" is number 146 in the Hans Christian Andersen Center's register of Andersen's literary works, i.e. no. 146 in the category fairy tale (the range 1 - 300). BFN 814.
"The Butterfly" was first published December 1860, cf. the bibliographic description (in Danish) in : Digterens danske Værker 1822-1875, number in bibliography: 814:
Trykt i Folkekalender for Danmark. 1861. 10. Aargang, 95-97. (Udkom December 1860). (Saml. Skr. XV, 1).
(Bibliografisk kilde: HCAH 1971/416)
Show this work in its context: all new Andersen publications from 1860.
The work was published later (25 November 1861) as a part of Nye Eventyr og Historier. Anden Række. Anden Samling. 1862 [Danish title]. (Number 326. BFN 828. Category/genre: Fairy tale collection).
The work was published later (12 December 1871) as a part of Eventyr og Historier. Fjerde Bind. 1871 [Danish title]. (Number 334. BFN 1013. Category/genre: Fairy tale collection).
The Hans Christian Andersen library (bibliographies):