Seven Brothers [Seitsemän veljestä].

Kivi (Alexis)

Seven Brothers [Seitsemän veljestä].

Translated from the Finnish by Alex Matson. [With a Preface by Aino Kallas.]

Description: FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, pp. 397, crown 8vo, original green cloth, upper board lettered in blind with border in same, backstrip lettered in gilt and faintly sunned through the jacket, top edge green, dustjacket with wood-engravings by Elizabeth Rivers to front and backstrip panel, the latter sunned, very good

Publication Details: Faber and Faber, 1929

Notes: The author's only novel, published in his native language in 1870 - an 'epic of the soil' that is regarded as the country's first major novel and an enduring masterpiece of Finnish literature; it drew criticism from Kivi's contemporaries because of its less-than-idealised portrait of countryfolk; This, the first edition in English, is scarce - and the Rivers dustjacket rarely seen.

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Price: £650

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1929

Stock Number: 66298

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