Ibsen, Henrik – A Dolls House Limited Signed Edition 1889

Ibsen, Henrik – A Dolls House Limited Signed Edition 1889

ibsen henrik a dolls house limited signed edition 1889

Ibsen, Henrik – A Dolls House Limited Signed Edition 1889

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£750.00

Published by T. Fisher Unwin, 1889, Limited Edition. Laura Henderson’s copy with her bookplate and signature. Limited Edition of only 115 numbered copies, signed by publisher T. Fisher Unwin. This is copy number 48 and the first edition of Archer’s translation, with a mounted photographic frontispiece of Ibsen and six studio photographs of the actors. Laura Henderson (1864 – 1944) rose to prominence in the 1930s when, as a wealthy and eccentric widow, she founded the Windmill Theatre in London’s Great Windmill Street in partnership with Vivian van Damm, and they went on to turn it into a British institution, famed for its pioneering tableaux vivants of motionless female nudity and for having never closed during the Blitz. On her death in 1944, Laura Henderson bequeathed The Windmill to My Dear Bop, Vivian Van Damm. In his 1952 autobiography he described her as a great strain on one’s nerves, patience and tact. She was portrayed by Dame Judi Dench in the 2005 film Mrs Henderson Presents. Lovely association. Sightly grubby boards and browned endpapers but contents present very well indeed. WAS£950

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Published by T. Fisher Unwin, 1889, Limited Edition. Laura Henderson’s copy with her bookplate and signature. Limited Edition of only 115 numbered copies, signed by publisher T. Fisher Unwin. This is copy number 48 and the first edition of Archer’s translation, with a mounted photographic frontispiece of Ibsen and six studio photographs of the actors. Laura Henderson (1864 – 1944) rose to prominence in the 1930s when, as a wealthy and eccentric widow, she founded the Windmill Theatre in London’s Great Windmill Street in partnership with Vivian van Damm, and they went on to turn it into a British institution, famed for its pioneering tableaux vivants of motionless female nudity and for having never closed during the Blitz. On her death in 1944, Laura Henderson bequeathed The Windmill to My Dear Bop, Vivian Van Damm. In his 1952 autobiography he described her as a great strain on one’s nerves, patience and tact. She was portrayed by Dame Judi Dench in the 2005 film Mrs Henderson Presents. Lovely association. Sightly grubby boards and browned endpapers but contents present very well indeed. WAS£950

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