Nils Holgerssons Underbara Resa Genom Sverige [Nils Holgersson's Wonderful Journey through Sweden.]

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Nils Holgerssons Underbara Resa Genom Sverige [Nils Holgersson's Wonderful Journey through Sweden.]

[Complete in 2 Vols.]

Description: FIRST EDITIONS, monochrome plates to both volumes, pencilled ownership inscription of Hans Berlin to title-page and half-title verso of second volume, pp. [iv], 237, [1]; [iv], 486, [2], 8vo, original green cloth with illustrations to upper boards printed stamped in black and white (the second volume adding red), backstrips lettered in gilt with lettering to upper board of first volume in same, minor rubbing to extremities, patterned endpapers, speckled edges, ownership inscription to flyleaf of second volume, original pictorial dustjackets with some minor chipping to backstrip ends and corners, very good condition

Publication Details: Stockholm, Albert Bonniers, 1906- 1907

Notes: An example of an emergent copy significantly updating what is known about the form in which a major work was issued - here in the presence of the original pictorial dustjackets to both volumes, a feature whose existence has been a point of obscurity for more than eleven decades, with the consensus forming that it had been published without. The dustjackets here present are printed on heavy brown paper with the respective pictorial designs of the cloth reproduced in monochrome to each - that the method of reproduction is photographic is evident in the fact that the grain of the cloth is visible...more

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Price: £10,000

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1907

Stock Number: 65830

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