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  • LANGERCRANTZ, Olof (August Strindberg)
    AUGUST STRINDBERG. Translated by Anselm Hollo

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1984. Brown cloth. pp 399 + plates. Index. Bibliography. Fine copy. Jacket has some sunning to spine and inner edge of panels, VG+ otherwise. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50867
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  • GUSTAFSSON, Lars
    BERNARD FOY'S THIRD CASTLING. Translated by Yvonne L Sandstroem.

    Edition: First American edition

    New York: New Directions, 1988. Octavo, viii, 260 pp. Red cloth. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. Novel by an acclaimed Swedish author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 17474
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  • STRINGBERG, August
    BY THE OPEN SEA. Authorized translation by Ellie Schleusnner

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Huebsch, 1913. Beige cloth. Bit of tanning and light foxing to spine; page edges yellowed; 1914 ink name at front blotted onto front pastedown; one leaf a little ragged at fore edge; VG otherwise. A novel, made from UK sheets.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46797
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  • CEDERSCHIÖLD, G. and E. v. Feilitzen
    DEN SVENSKA TÄNDSTICKSINDUSTRIENS HISTORIA: före de stora sammanslagningarna

    Edition: First edition.

    Stockholm: Bokförlaget Natur Och Kultur, (1945). Number 5 of an edition of 200 numbered copies. Octavo, half faux vellum and tan grained boards, spine gilt lettered, top edge gilt. pp (xviii), 429 + 4 portraits. Numerous photos, illustrations, facsimiles, charts, in text. Tipped in at front are five pages of colour samples of Swedish of matchbox labels. Light rubbing toward centre of spine, a few tan spots to boards on rear cover, offsetting on the pages facing the colour label, else fine. Front free endpaper has a rubber stamp and an ink inscription "To Sir Clarence Bartholomew. The record of the beginnings of a collaboration harmoniously approaching its 100th anniversary. Sincerely, Axel Brandeis. 28/12 1945". Sir Clarence was Managing…

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    Stockholm: Bokförlaget Natur Och Kultur, (1945). Number 5 of an edition of 200 numbered copies. Octavo, half faux vellum and tan grained boards, spine gilt lettered, top edge gilt. pp (xviii), 429 + 4 portraits. Numerous photos, illustrations, facsimiles, charts, in text. Tipped in at front are five pages of colour samples of Swedish of matchbox labels. Light rubbing toward centre of spine, a few tan spots to boards on rear cover, offsetting on the pages facing the colour label, else fine. Front free endpaper has a rubber stamp and an ink inscription "To Sir Clarence Bartholomew. The record of the beginnings of a collaboration harmoniously approaching its 100th anniversary. Sincerely, Axel Brandeis. 28/12 1945". Sir Clarence was Managing Director of the British Match Corporation. He was named in a 1944 complaint filed by the US Dept. of Justice against the international cartel which controlled the manufacture and distribution of safety matches. 1.5 kg parcel

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 34987
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  • HYPHOFF, Elisæus
    Kort inledning til den gamla och nya swenska historien, begynnarom til tjenst, af de trowa¨rdigaste skribenter, samt a¨ldre och nyare handlingar, sammandragen, af Elisæo Hyphoff. Och til na¨rwarande tider fortsat

    Gotheborg: Georg Lange, 1757. Small octavo, 162 mm. pp [4]. 192 + [2, Register]. Bound in old plain half calf and boards. Boards have some rubbing, light stains, and edge wear; C 18 ink inscriptions on front pastedown; no front free endpaper (as issued, I believe); mild ink underlining on page 27; light damp stain to last few leaves; else a VG clean and tight copy. Pages 173 to end update the text from 1743 to 1755 and are headed "Imprimatur, N. von Oelreich." Previously publish8ed Gotheborg, 1744. 8vo. 172 pp

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 22960
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  • HELLSTRÖM, Gustaf
    LACEMAKER LEKHOLM HAS AN IDEA. Translated by F.H. Lyon

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Allen & Unwin, 1930. Green cloth. Spine very lightly darkend, with very narrow band of sunning at ends; page edges tanned, with a couple of foxing spots to bottom edges; light yellowing to endpapers; else fine and very bright, no owner names. Dust jacket has overall yellowing; spine is quite darkened, a bit rubbed, and has chips across ends (no lettering lost); small chiips and tears to outer corners; just good. This Swedish author's most important novel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41651
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  • MEMORY OF YOUTH. Translated from the Swedish by Edwin Bjorkman. by MOBERG, Vilhelm
    MOBERG, Vilhelm
    MEMORY OF YOUTH. Translated from the Swedish by Edwin Bjorkman.

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1937. Black cloth, red topstain. Light yellowing to page edges, topstain sunned to pink, else fine, no previous owner marks. Black dust jacket has small chips and tears to tips of lightly tanned spine; short tears, rubbing to folds, tiny corner chips to front panel; white rear panel quite tanned, with a thumbnail size chip to top; VG otherwise, flap price intact, still respectable in appearance. The first novel in a trilogy about the flight from the agrarian life in rural Sweden and the consequent rise in violence in society. Important Swedish author's first book in the USA.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11123
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  • RODGER, Ian
    SEVEN BEDS TO CHRISTMAS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hutchinson, 1967. Octavo, green cloth. Light yellowing to free endpapers, else a fine, fresh copy, no owner names, in a fine, bright dust jacket, flap price intact. British author's third novel, set in Sweden, where he had lived. A particularly nice copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 37275
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  • GUSTAFSSON, Lars
    STORIES OF HAPPY PEOPLE. Translated from the Swedish by Yvonne L. Sandstroem and John Weinstock

    Edition: First American edition

    New York: New Directions, 1986. Octavo, 134 pp. Blue cloth. Very light sunning to margins of covers, small corner bruise to rear cover, very small abrasion to front pastedown, ink gift inscription on half-title leaf, else fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46743
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  • TALES OF SWEDEN AND THE NORSEMEN

    New York: Robert Carter, 1865. 16mo, original brown cloth, sides lettered and decorated in blind, spine in gilt, yellow endpapers. pp 364, (8, ads), [2] + frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 other plates. Spine very lightly sunned, with a small dark spot, minor wear at ends; light damp spot on front cover; small spots to front endpapers; light foxing to pages adjacent to the plates and to the tissue guard; small soil / foxing spots to a few margins earlier in the text; else a VG+ clean, tight & unworn copy, no owner names, hinges not cracked. Number 1 in the publisher' s Fireside Library series. A later printing. First was in 1856. Contains The Copper-Mine, The Snow…

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    New York: Robert Carter, 1865. 16mo, original brown cloth, sides lettered and decorated in blind, spine in gilt, yellow endpapers. pp 364, (8, ads), [2] + frontispiece with tissue guard and 7 other plates. Spine very lightly sunned, with a small dark spot, minor wear at ends; light damp spot on front cover; small spots to front endpapers; light foxing to pages adjacent to the plates and to the tissue guard; small soil / foxing spots to a few margins earlier in the text; else a VG+ clean, tight & unworn copy, no owner names, hinges not cracked. Number 1 in the publisher' s Fireside Library series. A later printing. First was in 1856. Contains The Copper-Mine, The Snow King, The Iron King, The Fall of the Hats and Caps, Perserverance, The Three Pictures, Ragnar Lodbrok, Hakon the Good, The Story of Queen Astrid, King Olave, and Harald Hardrade. Folk tales and historical sketches for younger readers. "Perserverance" is about Carl Linnaeus. Translator not indicated in book nor in library records.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42608
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  • VERTOT [René Aubert de Vertot d'Aubeuf].
    THE HISTORY OF THE REVOLUTION IN SWEDEN, occasion'd by the change of religion, and alteration of the government, in that kingdom. Written originally in French by the Abbot Vertot: printed in Paris. And now done into English by J. Mitchell, M.D.

    London: M. Poulson, W. Taylor, and others, 1723. Octavo, recently rebound in half black morocco, red spine label, light brown boards and endpapers, marbled page edges. pp [2, binder's blank], (24), 312, [binder's blank]. Short tear to top margin of title leaf neatly repaired, else fine. Fifth edition (first edition in English was in 1696). ESTC T81945.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41519
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  • CHAILLU, Paul B. du
    THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN: Summer and winter journeys through Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Northern Finland

    New York: Harper, c1881. Two volumes, tall octavo, original blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and brown. pp (xvi), 441, (5) + illustrations; xvi, 474, (2) + illustrations, original free endpapers bound in front & rear of both volumes. Colour folding map in new (matching blue cloth) pouch at rear of Vol. I. Professionall recased, with new endpapers; short edge tears to early leaves of Vol. I repaired; small light spots to front cover of Vol. I; bit of rubbing to the central gilt sun on both front covers; in all, a VG clean and tight pair. Profusely illustrated. Impressions of the author from his journeys to Scandinavia 1871-78. Note: 3.5kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 31440
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  • SJÖBERG, Leif (1925-2000)
    Two autograph letters signed

    1969. Both to Canadian poet and academic Ronald Bates, with whom he co-translated Erik Lindegren's THE MAN WITHOUT A WAY (New Directions 21, 1969). A.: 28 X 22 cm, 2 sheets of thin paper, holograph on rectos only, about 75 words. Folded twice, yellowing and small tear to right hand margin of second sheet, VG. Headed 15 Claremont Ave, NYC, 18 Aug., 1970. Needs clarification of a few lines of Bates' poem to Lindegren. Brief comment on two conferences he had attended. Asks to be notified of any translations he has made lately. Addressed to "Ronald" and signed "Leif". B: 27.5 x 17.5 cm aerogram on thin blue paper. 05 July, 1970. From Sigtuna, Sweden to Sudbury, Ontario. Folded thrice…

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    1969. Both to Canadian poet and academic Ronald Bates, with whom he co-translated Erik Lindegren's THE MAN WITHOUT A WAY (New Directions 21, 1969). A.: 28 X 22 cm, 2 sheets of thin paper, holograph on rectos only, about 75 words. Folded twice, yellowing and small tear to right hand margin of second sheet, VG. Headed 15 Claremont Ave, NYC, 18 Aug., 1970. Needs clarification of a few lines of Bates' poem to Lindegren. Brief comment on two conferences he had attended. Asks to be notified of any translations he has made lately. Addressed to "Ronald" and signed "Leif". B: 27.5 x 17.5 cm aerogram on thin blue paper. 05 July, 1970. From Sigtuna, Sweden to Sudbury, Ontario. Folded thrice for mailing. Five full paragraphs, addressed to "Ronald" and signed "Leif". One small tear at fold, light yellowing to outer folds, else fine. He thanks Bates for his letter of 18 June. Was delighted to hear that New Directions 21, as well as a cheque, had appeared. He accepts his offer of payment and gives his NYC address. Comments on the extreme age of some of his neighbours in Sweden at the time. Urges Bates to continue his translations and is thinking about a selected poems of Folke Isaksson, would he be interested in working on that together? Asks him to send a copy of New Directions 21 and a note to Stig Carlson at Lyrikvänulen, which will likely result in a notice. Asks him to send the Landelin translations along with copies of the originals. He may be able to use them in an anthology. Ends with a few lines in Swedish. >>> Leif Sjöber was a noted Swedish scholar, teacher and translator who did much to promote Scandinavian literature in America. He was at Columbia University in New York City for many years. Ronald Bates' first teaching post was at the University of Uppsala; he married a Finn and mainted a life-long interest in Scandinavian literature. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 39980
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