London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1936. Item #02673
Publisher's Special Binding Issue
"His Drawings For Peer Gynt Remarkably Fresh and Interesting"
[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. IBSEN, Henrik. Peer Gynt. A Dramatic Poem by Henrik Ibsen. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1936.
First edition thus, Publishers Special Morocco Binding. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 1/4 in; 248 x 183 mm). 255,  pp. Twelve color plates with captioned tissue guards and numerous black and white text drawings as head- and tailpieces, and devices.
Publisher's full dark green morocco with gilt fillets and gilt-stamped design and lettering. Top edge gilt, others trimmed. Early ink signature on verso of front endpaper. A near fine copy. Housed in a later blue cloth slipcase.
"His drawings for Peer Gynt [are] remarkably fresh and interesting" (Hudson, p. 140).
"In the troll scenes, or in Peer's moorland encounter with the threadballs Rackhamerie abounds… (Gettings, p. 165).
Gettings, p. 181. Hudson, p. 182. Latimore and Haskell, p. 74. Riall, p. 192.