The Life and Songs of Carl Michael Bellman: Genius of the Swedish Rococo.

Malmo, Sweden: Allhem Publishers, [1968]. Hardcover. Small 4to. White cloth with brown lettering and pictorial stamping, pictorialdust jacket. 181pp. Color frontispiece, illustrations, foldout map. Fine/very good. Jacket rather edgeworn with single edge chip at lower left of front panel. Item #37739

A tight, handsome first edition -- and a nice presentation copy from the author, who signs and inscribes the front flyleaf in blue ballpoint: "To my best friends,... / Mary and Al / June 23, 1970. / Britten." Austin (1922-2005) was an English translator, author and scholar -- and brother-in-law of Ingmar Bergman -- well known for championing the works of Bellman. A most unusual copy.

Price: $75.00

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