From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:
1829The Actual Literary Debut
2 January 1829
Fodreise (A Walking Tour from Holmen Canal to The Eastern Point of Amager in the Years 1828 and 1829) is published by HCA himself (as Reitzel would not pay enough. HCA had requested 100 rdl. but Reitzel would only pay 70). The edition of 500 copies - priced at 1 rdl. - was quickly sold. C.A. Reitzel then paid HCA 100 rdl. for the right to print a 2nd edition.