Item #4543 Tall-Maja. Bengt af Klintberg Agneta Ekman.


Stockholm: Gebers, 1967. In boards with photo-illustrated dustjacket. Very good. Item #4543

Photographer Agneta Ekman's 1967 book about The Lady of the Forest, a mysterious and erotic forest spirit. Accompanied by Bengt af Klintberg’s texts, originating from authentic folk tales and records of old beliefs about the “skogsrå” from the forest districts of Värmland in Sweden.

Charcoal makers, hunters and foresters could glimpse the Tall-Maja among the tree trunks, and tales were told of men who had come under her spell. The book chronicles the story of a relationship between a man and the “skogsrå.” Pictures of dreams and visions and their forest poetry encompass both fears and ecstatic joy.

Unsigned typescript in Swedish laid in.

Price: $950.00

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