[Item #17168] Ditte: Towards The Stars. Martin Andersen NEXO, Asta KENNEY, Roland, transl.

Ditte: Towards The Stars

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1922. First Edition. Octavo (19cm); red cloth with titles and design stamped in gilt on the spine; dustjacket; 268pp, [4] ads. Split at front hinge neatly mended; Very Good, clean throughout, with bright cloth and the spine gilt unrubbed. Dustjacket is slightly toned at the spine, with light, general wear at the extremities, shallow chipping at the spine ends and cornertips (not affecting titles), and two triangular punctures on the rear panel; Very Good.

Third and final novel in Nexo's Ditte trilogy, portraying the working life a young Danish girl from her peasant roots to middle-class working girl. Nexo, a Socialist, was the first significant Danish author to depict the working class in his writings, and is best known for his four part series Pelle the Conqueror. First editions of the Ditte books are quite scarce, in or out of jacket.

Price: $250.00

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