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PEER GYNT

Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. in 1936

PEER GYNT
Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1319042
1st. 1936. Hardback. Slightly better than good condition.

Peer Gynt is first and foremost a poetic fantasy, although based on a real person who lived Norway c1800. About his exploits, not much more is known than is found in Asbjornsen's book Norwegian Fairy Tales, in which Peer Gynt's chief exploits lie in the direction of fighting and conqueroring trolls. Admirably depicted by the "Goblin Master" in 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Brown cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Cream and brown pictorial endpapers. 255 pages. Slight fading to covers. Spine and corners bumped, rubbed and slightly worn. Library(?) number written to base of spine (839.8). Blue ink stamp of WH to front pastedown. Some light foxing to page edges.
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PEER GYNT
Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 592177
1st thus. 1936. Hardback. Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Peer Gynt is first and foremost a poetic fantasy, although based on a real person who lived Norway c1800. About his exploits, not much more is known than is found in Asbjornsen's book Norwegian Fairy Tales, in which Peer Gynt's chief exploits lie in the direction of fighting and conqueroring trolls. Admirably depicted by the "Goblin Master" in 12 colour plates plus b/w text illustrations. Brown cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. Cream and brown pictorial endpapers. 255 pages. Book: all plates present. Corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Top and tail of spine bumped. Wrapper almost complete but torn with loss.
Located at: Stella Books, Tintern

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