Oslo: Dreyers Forlag, 1975. Third printing. 4to (8 ¾ x 10 ⅞ in.) in cloth with dust jacket. 204 pp. Signed by previous owner. Good condition, with minor wear to spine. / Tearing to dust jacket. Item #4217
Theodor Kittelsen stands as one of the most celebrated artists in Norway, known for his nature paintings and illustrations (particularly his images of trolls). This edition was published in order to preserve and faithfully reproduce a selection of Kittelsen’s best works. Due to its immense popularity, this monograph of Kittelsen’s work quickly went into second, and then third printing. The book’s text touches on biographical information and close readings of many of the images presented. Parallel Norwegian/English text.