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Bland Tomtar Och Troll

Bland Tomtar Och Troll

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Illustrator: John Bauer

BAUER, John. Bland Tomtar Och Troll. #7. [Gothenburg, Sweden: Ahlen & Aker, 1913]. 8vo, 146pp. White cloth stamped in gold with color pictorial label affixed to front. Pictorial endpapers; 17 hand-mounted color plates. Spine ends lightly rubbed, hinges showing some wear but still strong, else a remarkably clean, tight copy. Scarce.

First edition. The seventh 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.