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Arthur Rackham] Ibsen, Henrik
Peer Gynt
London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd, 1936. First edition thus, Publishers Special Morocco Binding. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 in; 248 x 183 mm). Collating 255, [1]. Publisher's full dark green morocco with gilt fillets and gilt-stamped design and lettering. Top edge gilt, others trimmed. Early ink signature on verso of front endpaper. Twelve color plates with captioned tissue guards and numerous black and white text drawings as head- and tailpieces, and devices. Housed in a later blue cloth slipcase. A Near Fine copy. "His drawings for Peer Gynt [are] remarkably fresh and interesting" (Hudson 140). Ibsen's highly regarded and influential play about Peer Gynt, a loafer who undertakes a transcontinental adventure. Gettings 181. Hudson 182. Latimore and Haskell 74. Riall 192.
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB [Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.]

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