"Formens evige magi (Om kageformen, eller selve kagen)" [Danish title] is number 1668 in the Hans Christian Andersen Center's register of Andersen's literary works, i.e. no. 168 in the category poems (the range 1501 - 2900). BFN 173.

"Formens evige magi (Om kageformen, eller selve kagen)" [Danish title] was first published 23 December 1831, cf. the bibliographic description (in Danish) in : Digterens danske Vrker 1822-1875, number in bibliography: 173:

Formens evige Magie. Et poetisk Spilfgterie. (Om Kageformen eller selve Kagen).

Trykt i Kjbenhavns-Posten 23. 12. 1831, Nr. 301, 1009-1010. (Saml. Skr. XII, 129).

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The work was published later (20 August 1833) as a part of Samlede Digte [Danish title]. (Number 1305. BFN 224. Category/genre: Collection of poems).

In modern Danish on p. 331 in Johan de Mylius (editor): H.C. Andersen. Samlede digte ('Collected poems', Copenhagen, 2000).

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