Good + No Jacket. Hardcover, edition not stated, spine lean, covers soiled and with some small stains, few spots to top edge, light browning to page edges, few tiny spots to first couple of pages of text, name and bookplate on front endpapers, otherwise solid, a Good+ copy.
Good. No Dustjacket. 292 pages. No dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering. Pages are slightly yellowed with moderate cracking to front hinge exposing netting. Front endpaper limp. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and soiling to boards. Spine is sunned with some light edge and shelf wear.
Fair. No Dustjacket. 292 pages. No dust jacket. Blue boards with navy lettering, with browned spine. Clean pages with no noticeable markings or annotations. Moderate foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild wear and bumping to spine, edges and corners. Heavy tanning to spine and board edges.
Translated by A.G. Chater. "Classic prehistoric fantasy." Barron; Anatomy of Wonder 4, 2-60. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature pg 162. Bound in original black cloth with lettering in red and design in red and blue. A near fine copy in near very good moderately soiled dust jacket with small chips and edge tears.
NEAR FINE IN A NEAR VERY GOOD D.J. WINNER OF THE 1944 NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE THIS IS THE FIRST 2 VOLUMES OF HIS 6 VOLUME EPIC: "THE LONG JOURNEY" THE FIRST VOLUME OF THE AUTHOR'S GREAT RACIAL EPIC. THESE NOVELS, COLLECTIVELY KNOW AS "THE LONG JOURNEY" (DEN LANGE REJSE) WRITTEN BETWEEN 1908 AND 1922, WHICH HAVE MADE JOHANNES V. JENSEN FAMOUS, PRESENT A CURIOUS MINGLING OF THE AUTHOR'S PERSONAL VIEWS ON DARWINIAN EVOLUTIONARY THEORY, NATURE PICTURES, AND PURELY POETIC IMAGINATION, IN WHICH HUMANITY IS FOLLOWED FROM THE ICE AGE, THROUGH THE TRIBAL MIGRATIONS AND THE VIKING PERIOD, DOWN TO THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA BY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS. THEY ARE CARRIED BY A MAGNIFICENTLY CONCEIVED PURPOSE, A BEWILDERING IMAGINATION, AND A RICHLY VARIED STYLE; BUT AT TIMES THEY ARE UNEVEN AND DISCONNECTED. BOOK IS ABOUT FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT OTHER THAN A TOUCH OF INSECT TRACKING TO THE FRONT COVER. D.J. HAS CHIPPING TO THE CORNERS AND SPINE-ENDS WITH THE SPINE FADED, ESPECIALLY THE RED TITLES, AND IS NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. A VERY NICE CLEAN, BRIGHT, COPY WITH EFFECTIVE D.J. ART BY SINCLAIR. D.J. IS THE ONE APPARENTLY USED WITH THE AMERICAN KNOPF EDITION AND THE TITLE PAGE ALTHOUGH CLEARLY MARKED MACMILLAN OF CANADA HAS THE KNOPF RUNNING DOG IN OVAL COLOPHON ON THE TITLE PAGE.
The long journey ; Fire and ice
by Johannes V. Jensen
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