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IBSEN, Henrik.

Hedda Gabler....

Skuespil i fire akter.

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Published: Copenhagen Gyldendalske Boghandels Forlag, 1890

Stock Code: 83794

£2,750
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, wrappers issue, of the defining stage work of the period, ushering in one of the theatre's first truly developed neurotic female protagonists almost a decade before Freud's first work of psychoanalysis. Under the illusion that it was necessary for copyright protection, Ibsen had 12 sets of sheets sent to England for advance publication there five days earlier than this. This first published edition is more often encountered in a decorative cloth case binding: the wrappers issue is a rarer survival. The text was published on 16 December 1890, but the play was not premiered until 31 January 1891, at the Königliches Residenz-Theater, Munich.

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Description

Octavo. Original pale green paper wrappers printed in red and black. Brown cloth slipcase and chemise.

Condition

A little browned as usual, wrapper edges very slightly chipped in places, a very good copy.

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