Lot 15: GRETA GARBO GROUP OF SWEDISH BOOKS

Julien's Auctions

December 14, 2012, 10:00 AM PST
Beverly Hills, CA, US
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Description: A group of books in Swedish including a two-volume set of Gosta Berling's Saga by Selma Lagerlof (Stockholm: Vart Hems Forlag). Garbo Starred at Countess Elizabeth Dohna in "Gosta Berling's Saga" (Svensk Filmindustri, 1924); Singoalla by Viktor Rydberg (Stockholm: Ahlen & Akerlunds Forlag); Karolinerna by Verner von Heidenstam (Stockholm: Vart Hems Forlag); Konsthistoria by Carl Laurin (Stockholm: P.A. Norstedt & Soners Forlag) with an inscription from Greta Garbo's brother Sven that reads "With Love Sven. 9. 18 -31," September 18 is Garbo's birthday; and a book on Swedish Hallmarks by Gustaf Upmark (Stockholm: AB. Gunnar Tiells Tekniska Forlag). Garbo was a knowledgeable collector of Swedish silver.

Largest, 9 3/4 by 7 1/4 inches

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