Article number: 3969
Stockholm, Bonniers, 1956. Large 8vo. 224 pp.
Beautiful full red morocco by J. Roininen, Hässlers bokbinderi, Stockholm. Covers with inlays in black and gilt leather, edges gilt, inner dentelles, top edge gilt, wrappers and backstrip bound in. Spine lightly faded. Very fine. In a lined slipcase.
First edition of Martinson's epic poem "Aniara, A Review of Man in Time and Space", which played a large part in earning him the Nobel Prize for Literature (jointly with Eyvind Johnson) in 1974.
Juhani Roininen (1946-2015), born in Oulu, was Finlands foremost binder of the 20th century. He studied for Hugo Peller in Switzerland and worked for the Hässler bindery in Stockholm 1970-71 before setting up his own bindery in Helsinki in 1971.
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