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JUNGMAN, Beatrix (illustrator). Nico JUNGMAN (author). Norway.

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JUNGMAN, Beatrix (illustrator). Nico JUNGMAN (author). Norway. London; A. & C. Black, 1905.

Large 8vo. Publisher's mid-green cloth handsomely panelled and decorated in Art Nouveau style with a stylised design of King Olav on horseback to upper cover and a vignette of the same, on his throne, to spine, both blocked in black, chestnut, and gilt, in relief, top edges gilt; pp. iv, v-x, [1]-199 + [4], publisher's catalogue; illustrated with 75 fine and striking coloured plates by Beatrix Jungman, protected by captioned tissue-guards; a fine, bright and sharp copy, both externally and internally, without inscription and with previous owner's armorial bookplate to front pastedown endpaper.
First edition, published in the year of Norwegian independence. Jungman was an outstanding Anglo-Dutch painter, whose work is reminiscent of Schiele's topographical paintings. This volume contains a portrait of Nansen, and all the other intellectuals of the young state. Inman A & C Black Colour Books 62.

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