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Peer Gynt First Edition Book 1936

Peer Gynt First Edition Book 1936

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Illustrator: Arthur Rackham

 

Author: Henrik Ibsen

 

Title: Peer Gynt

 

Year of Publication: 1936

 

Edition: first edition

 

Publisher: George G. Harrap and Co Ltd in London

 


Brief Details Of This Book:

 

This is the first edition of the Arthur Rackham Peer Gynt illustrated book in its original brown and gilt decorated binding. The front board has a wonderful Arthur Rackham illustration in gilt and has the title Peer Gynt with the words “By Henrik Ibsen Illustrated by Arthur Rackham”. The spine also has a small Arthur Rackham gilt decoration with lettering also in gilt.

 

Peer Gynt has 255 numbered pages with green and white decorated endpapers to the front and back of the book, 12 full-page Arthur Rackham colour plate illustrations each with their captioned tissue-guards, and a large number of Arthur Rackham black and white illustrations.

 


Condition of the Binding:

 

The binding is in Near Fine condition with knocks to the top and bottom of the spine, and the top board only very slightly loose (not structural issue and just mentioned for completeness). This is a beautiful and fresh example of this Arthur Rackham Peer Gynt binding with the gilt decoration as bright as it possibly could be for a book that is about 80 years of age.

 

 

Condition of the Pages:

 

All pages are in overall Near Fine condition being extremely clean and fresh in appearance but with two marks to the front pastedown.

 

 

Condition of the Plates:

 

The plates are in Fine condition.

 

 

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Peer Gynt First Edition Book 1936 Front Board

Peer Gynt First Edition Book 1936 Spine

Peer Gynt First Edition Book 1936 Back Board

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