Peer Gynt Limited and Signed Edition Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Written by H. Ibsen.

£1,000.00

Limited Edition (325 of 450 published) of First Edition, illustrated and signed by Arthur Rackham.

Published by George Harrap & Co, London, 1936

 

Peer Gynt Limited and Signed Edition. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Written by H. Ibsen. 

The Norwegian poem, Peer Gynt, A Dramatic Poem, was first published in 1867 and relates the life of Peer, a bragger, brawler and womaniser who avoids responsibility and remains loved by his mother. A marvellous tale for Arthur Rackham’s illustrations allowing the inclusion of many hidden trolls in the forests. Signed by Arthur Rackham and numbered 325 of 450 published editions. This edition is a very presentable copy.

Cream vellum hardback (spine darkened and mild discolour of bottom edge of rear board) with illustrated end papers. Gilt title and illustrations to front cover and spine. Internally clean pages uncut on two of the edges with some age toning to outer pages. 12 intact colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations. 27cm x 21cm.

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