Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt. Arthur Rackham, Henrik Ibsen.
Peer Gynt
Peer Gynt
Peer Gynt
Peer Gynt
Rackham's illustrations interpret this classic Ibsen play
Peer Gynt

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1936. Limited to 460 numbered copies (this copy being No. 346), signed by Arthur Rackham.

Quarto (10 7/16 x 7 3/4 inches; 264 x 198 mm.). Collating 255, [1]. Publisher's vellum over boards, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, pictorial endpapers printed in tan and white, top edge gilt, others uncut. Vellum covers a little mottled, spine slightly darkened and gilt lettering dull. Twelve color plates with captioned tissue guards and numerous black and white text illustrations in the text. A Good copy housed in the original, slightly worn, publishers cardboard slipcase with matching limitation number.

"In the troll scenes, or in Peer's moorland encounter with the threadballs, Rackhamerie abounds" (Gettings 165). Ibsen's highly regarded and influential play about Peer Gynt, a loafer who undertakes a transcontinental adventure.
(Item #3743)

Price: $1,350