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GOSTA BERLING: Roman Traduit du Suedois par T. Hammar et M. Metzger by  Selma Lagerlof - Hardcover - Signed - 1937 - from johnson rare books & archives (SKU: 68384)

GOSTA BERLING: Roman Traduit du Suedois par T. Hammar et M. Metzger

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GOSTA BERLING: Roman Traduit du Suedois par T. Hammar et M. Metzger

by Lagerlof, Selma

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
Near fine
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Stockholm: C.E. Fritze, 1937. Hardcover. Near fine. This is No. IX of 20 copies printed on Antique Verge chamois paper and signed by Lagerlof, with an engraved portrait of the author signed by artist Axel Fridell. The total edition was 220 numbered copies. The first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, Selma Lagerlof (1858-1940) assured her place in Swedish letters with this 1891 novel, which was inspsired by the legends, superstitions, and fairy tales of her native Varmland region. This novel also served as the basis for the 1924 silent film of the same name that launched Greta Garbo into stardom. Octavo, two volumes. In three-quarter blue morocco over marbled paper bindings by Isbergs (Norrkoping), with five raised bands and decorative gilt stamping. The original wrappers are bound in. The bookplate of noted art collector Dani Liebenfeld appears on each front pastedown. Quite lovely.


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GOSTA BERLING: Roman Traduit du Suedois par T. Hammar et M. Metzger
Lagerlof, Selma
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C.E. Fritze
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Literature, Sweden, Swedish Literature, Selma Lagerlof, Nobel Prize, Nobel Laureate

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Established in 1981, johnson rare books & archives is located in the heart of downtown Covina, about 20 miles east of Los Angeles. Our shop is currently open by appointment only and houses an inventory of some 30,000 titles, ranging from the general second-hand to the truly antiquarian. For more information, visit our website at or call 1-626-967-1888.


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Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback.  Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...[more]
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
marbled paper
Decorative colored paper that imitates marble with a veined, mottled, or swirling pattern. Commonly used as the end papers or...[more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]

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