Pelle The Conqueror: Daybreak. Martin Andersen NEXO.

Pelle The Conqueror: Daybreak

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1916. First Edition. Octavo (19.5cm.); brown textured boards, with titles stamped in gilt on the spine and in black on the front panel; dustjacket; 280pp. Spine panel slightly toned (though gilt is still bright), with some fading to the upper boards edges and a few small scrapes to the upper edge of textblock; Near Fine otherwise, and clean throughout. Dustjacket has evenly browned on the front and spine panels, with a few small edge tears and a shallow chip on the lower edge of the rear panel, and a vertical crease to the rear flap; a Very Good example of a scarce, early dustjacket.

The concluding volume of Nexo's major work, a Danish proletarian novel chronicling the life and career of a great modern labor leader. Basis for the 1987 Billie August film starring Max Von Sydow, which won both an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film as well as the Palm d'Or at Cannes.

Price: $300.00

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