[SOCIAL FICTION] [SCANDINAVIAN-AMERICANS] RØLVAAG, O.E. [Ole Edvart]
Oslo: H.Aschehoug & Co (W. Nygaard), 1928. First Edition Thus. Octavo (18cm). Brown decorative cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine, stamped in black on spine and covers; marbled page edges; 361pp. Inscribed by Rølvaag (in Norwegian) in blue ink on title page (undated). Barely visible dampstain to outer margin of first 40 leaves, else a tight, Near Fine copy, just lightly rubbed and dusted on boards. First Norwegian edition (preceding the English edition) of the second volume of Rolvaag's great trilogy, which included Giants in the Earth (1927) and Their Father's Gods (1931). Rølvaag, though considered an American writer, composed all his novels in Norwegian, later translating them himself. Inscribed copies, in any language, are uncommon.