London: William Heinemann, 1936. Item #04244
Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph
[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. IBSEN, Henrik. Peer Gynt. [Introduction by R. Farquharson,Sharp]. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1936.
Limited to 460 numbered copies (this copy being No. 49), signed by Arthur Rackham.
Quarto (10 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches; 258 x 197 mm.). 255,  pp. Twelve color plates with captioned tissue guards and numerous black and white text illustrations in the text.
Bound ca. 1992 by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E. Joseph (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in) in full tan crushed levant morocco. Covers ruled in gilt, front cover pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt to match the original 1936 cover design, spine paneled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges and decorative gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt, others uncut, original pictorial endpapers. A fine copy.
"In the troll scenes, or in Peer's moorland encounter with the threadballs, Rackhamerie abounds...".
(Gettings, Arthur Rackham. P. 165).
Peer Gynt is a five-act play in verse by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen. Written in Danish - the common written language of Denmark and Norway in Ibsen's lifetime - it is one of the most widely performed Norwegian plays. Ibsen believed Per Gynt, the Norwegian fairy tale on which the play is loosely based, to be rooted in fact, and several of the characters are modeled after Ibsen's own family, notably his parents Knud Ibsen and Marichen Altenburg. He was also generally inspired by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen's collection of Norwegian fairy tales, published in 1845.
Gettings, p. 181. Hudson, p. 182. Latimore and Haskell, p. 74. Riall, p. 192.