HAPPY BOY, A Tale of Norwegian Peasant Life. Translated from the Norwegian by H.R.G.

HAPPY BOY, A Tale of Norwegian Peasant Life. Translated from the Norwegian by H.R.G.

(Boston and Cambridge: Sever, Francis, & Co., 1870).

RARE FIRST EDITION. Bjornson won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1903. “The tale here presented is the story of a young peasant boy, to whom the world has always seemed a delightful dream, until he is awakened to his position in it by finding obstacles in the way of his love for a girl who is above him in birth.”. Item #13878

Rare First edition in English. The True First American Edition. Portrait frontispiece and decorative chapter heads. 8vo, publisher’s original brick red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper cover and with floral decorations and rules in blind on both covers. 120, 8 ads. A bright and very good copy with some of the typical foxing. Pastedowns and each freefly have remains of old glue or subsequent tears. Some light wear to extremities.

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Price: $450.00