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Nordiska Bibliotek: Yttersta Domen, Himmerlandshistorier, Den Siste Vikingen, Onni Kokko

By Carl Svenson-Graner, Johannes V. Jensen, Johan Bojer, Jarl Hemmer

1930-1 - Stockholm - Vart Hems Forlag

7.5" x 5"; [1-8], 9-306, [1-6], 321, [1-6], 336, [1-10], 328

 
 
 

 
 
 

 

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Five volumes from the Vert Hams Nordic Libraries collection, all of contemporary Nordic fiction.

Yttersta Domen translates as 'The Last Judgement', and was Carl Svenson-Graner's only work of note. It is in Swedish.

Himmerlandshistorier translates as 'Stories from Himmerland', and includes 24 short tales in Danish. Their author, Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1944. Originally written in 1898, these were his first collection of short stories.

Den Siste Vikingen - 'The Last Viking', is a story by Norwegian author Johan Bojer. Made an orphan at a young age, he was raised by fishermen and farmers. He was known for the psychological element to his novels.

Onni Kokko And Other Stories was originally published in 1920, written by half Finnish half Swedish writer Jarl Hemmer. Two years after this edition was published he took over a writers' lodge in Porvoo. He committed suicide there on the Finnish National day in 1944. This volume is unique in the set for being published a year later in 1931, and being bound in black half calf rather than brown. The text is Swedish.

Ett Riktigt Manfolk translates as: 'Some real men". The original title was Leg Med Straa: Playing with Straws'. The author Gunnar Gunnarson was Icelandic and wrote mainly in Danish. He is considered one of the most important Icelandic writers, and was very popular in Denmark and Germany. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize several times.

A unique opportunity to acquire early Nordic noir.

Collated: complete

CONDITION

In half calf with marbled boards and with gilt detailing to the spines. Externally sound with a little rubbing to the extremities and some shelf wear, particularly to the head and tails of the spines. Ett Riktig Manfolk has a little more shelf wear to the extremities of the boards. Pages are very lightly age toned towards the edges but are otherwise clean throughout all volumes. Firmly bound. Overall: VERY GOOD


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