Bland Tomtar Och Troll
Illustrator: John Bauer
[BAUER, John]. Bland Tomtar Och Troll. En Samling Sagor Och Berättelser Utgivna Av “Julbockens” Redaktion. Redaktör Cyrus Granér. Göteborg: Åhlén & Åkerlunds, 1910. 8vo, 104pp. White cloth spine with color pictorial boards. 15 color plates, 3 b&w plates and numerous smaller b&w illustrations. Some wear to edges of boards, corners rubbed, covers slightly soiled, ½“ tear mended at base of page 93/94, else an internally clean, tight copy.
First edition. The fourth of the Bland Tomtar Och Troll annuals (the English title being Among Gnomes and Trolls) which began in 1907. John Bauer, who illustrated this volume, illustrated all but one of the first 9 volumes of this series creating some of his most masterful work for the books. Featuring wonderful examples of Bauer’s iconic troll illustrations, this book is a great addition to any collection of folk tales or Golden Age illustration.