Condition: Very Good -; 12mo, 160pgs. Full bound in royal blue cloth with gilt stamped titling on front board and spine. Exterior has mild wear and light fading to spine, faint areas of scuffing and soiling, and three small bubbles to cloth from water drops on front board. Interior pages are lightly toned and delicate, and there are some areas where hinges have started though book is still solid in binding. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Master Builder, A Drama in Three Acts
Publisher: Waldm. Kriedt.
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Kriedt, Arctander. Minneapolis, 1893. First US Edn. 8vo, pp. 106. Bound in publisher's cloth with a portrait of the author. Ibsen's mature work concentrates on the trials of an established artist in dealing with the young turks of his day. Seller Inventory # 10548
Book Description Minneapolis, Waldm. Kriedt., 1893. [, 1893. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. ] First American Edition. Hardback, 12mo, appx 5 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches, publisher's original gilt/black/embossed red-brown cloth, 160 pages, VG to VG+/no dj. Tight binding with hinges intact. Decorated endpapers with interior crisp throughout, no edge or corner problems & frontis tissue over Ibsen protrait in fine cond. Very clean throughout - no names, no writing, no soil, no spots, no foxing. Exterior very minor corner wear + f&b boards are quite nice (incl decorations and gilt titling). Spine a little darkened (both cloth and gilt) + light bumping & rubbing to spine-ends. RWR5 Literature Plays 19th Century. Seller Inventory # 05135
Book Description Waldm. Kriedt, Minneapolis, 1893. Condition: Good. First American edition (issued the same year as the Archer translation, no priority established). Translated by Jno. W. Aretander. Octavo. Red cloth gilt. Front hinge cracked, modest staining on the boards, a good copy. One of Ibsen's later dramas that explores the needs of the artist in relation to the demands of society. The play had autobiographical elements: an aging architect worries about the decline of his creativity and the pressures brought about from younger, more aggressive rivals. OCLC locates two copies of this edition. Seller Inventory # 377235
Book Description Waldm. Kriedt, Minneapolis, 1893. First American edn. Preceded by Gosse-Archer translation published 1893 in London (copyright 1892); their Boston 1893 printing may or may not have preceded this. NUC lists five copies. Frontis portrait of Ibsen. Bound in black cloth printed in blind & gilt. Little wear to the spine, near fine. Seller Inventory # 38823