1923 - 1957 Collection of over 50 individual Inscribed & Signed Publications of Danish Humorist Playwright Author Carl Erik Soya.
(Denmark - Literary History - Soya)

Denmark: Various, 1935. F 'Soya' (Carl Erik Martin Soya) (1896 - 1983) Danish author, epicure, playwright and social-satire moralist. "…Soya's works are a mixture of primitiveness with refinement, uncertainty & intransigence with forbearance, courage with compassion… A Rabelais-like character comedian and fabulant who is constantly haunted by a misanthropy akin to Guy de Maupassant… His countless publications extend into a majority of genres and forms: newspaper journalism, reviews, poetry, children's books, school plays, librettos, aphorisms, pamphlets… Among numerous honors received were the Holberg Medal in 1947, Henrik Pontoppidan Memorial Fund 1949, Gyldendals Herman Bang scholarship, 1950 Oehlenschlæger scholarship in 1961, Johs. Ewald scholarship in 1968, and the Danish Academy's highest award in 1975..." (see the third edition of the Danish biographical dictionary, published 1979-84) The collection was formed due to the close and enduring friendship of Soya with Valdemar Bruun, with most of the titles warmly inscribed and signed by Soya, to Valdemar. (exceptions noted) Many of the books also have the illustrated bookplate of Dr. Bertel Bruun (1937 - 2011) Danish-American naturalist, international conservationist and neurologist, author of several birding guides and a descendant of the original recipient, the distinctive 'bird" plate, which was designed by Dr. Bruun, is usually found on the front endpaper. Several of the books are signed and inscribed to Dr. Bruun and are described as such. Including: Kvinderne I Persien Og Andre Aeventyr. 1923 Steen Hasselbalchs Forlag (Denmark). 169 pages; inscribed and signed on the front endpaper to Valdemar Bruun, from Carl Erik Soya; bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards; spine ends wear and rubbing, good condition. Parasitterne Skuespil I 5 Akter Med Tegninger af B. Biilmann Petersen. 1929 Teatrets Skuespilserie Levin & Munksgaard Kobenhavn. 154 pages; inscribed on the half-title page to Valdemar (Bruun) "…mein brofarbe Kammerat og Kritikur…fra Carl Erik"; original illustrated paper wraps, bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, bright red-orange crushed morocco leather spine and corners, floral ornament in compartments on spine, gilt titles; light wear and rubbing to boards; in very good condition. Ganske Almindelige Mennesker Skitser Og Fortaellinger Tilegnet Forfatterer af "Hans Og Grethe" 1930 Leven & Munksgaard Kobenhavn. 163 pages; warmly inscribed on the front endpaper, "Kari Valemar….Carl Erik"; original buff-color plain wraps, with black spine titles; some edge, tips wear and soiling to covers; contents in very good condition and clean. Ganske Almindelige Mennesker…(another copy) also inscribed and signed, dated 1944 from Carl Erik & Agnes; original illustrated paper wraps, bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, bright red-orange crushed morocco leather spine and corners, floral ornament in compartments on spine, gilt titles; light wear and rubbing to boards; in very good condition. Jeg Kunde Nemt Ta' 100 Kroner! Fortaelling Omslagstegning af Kai Mottlau 1931 Leven & Munksgaard Kobenhavn. 100 pages; inscribed & signed on the half-title; bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, bright red-orange crushed morocco leather spine and corners, floral ornament in compartments on spine, gilt titles; light wear and rubbing to boards; in very good condition. Fire Bornerim Tekst af Soya Musik af Kai Rosenberg. 1931 Vald. Pedersens Bogtrykkeri Kobenhavn; (14) pages; inscribed & signed on the half-title; bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, small title-lines in gilt on front cover; some edge, tips wear to binding; in very good condition. Fire Bornerim… (another copy) this copy inscribed & signed on the half-title to the Bruun family from the Soya family; bound in gray paper wrap covers, side-string bound, with the title "Juleaften 1931"; some edge, tips wear and soiling to wraps; in very good condition. Hvem er Jeg? Eller Naar Fanden Gi'r et Tilbud Komedie i et Forspil, nogle Mellemspil, et Efterspil og 11 Billeder Med Illustrationer af B. Biilmann Petersen. 1932 Det Kobenhavnske Forlag Nordlundes Bogtrykkeri. 80 pages; inscribed & signed on the half-title; black and white illustrated contents; original illustrated paper wraps, bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, small title-lines in gilt on front cover; some edge, tips wear to binding; in very good condition. Lord Nelson Laegger Figenbladet eller En Nat I et Vokskabinet Historisk Skuespil I 2 Bind Og 16 Kapitler Omslagstegning af Mogens Zieler. 1934 Teaterforlaget Kobenhavn. 34 pages; example No. 128 of 500, signed by Soya; printed double-column; original illustrated paper wrap covers; some tips and spine ends wear & fading; in very good condition. Avner for Vinden Trargikomedie I 7 Billeder Omslagstegning af Freddie Dansk Undulag-Obdroetter Klub (D.U.K.) tilegnet. 1937 Teaterforlaget Kobenhavn. 44 pages; inscribed and signed on the half-title page; printed double-column; original illustrated paper wrap covers; some tips and spine ends wear & fading; in very good condition. Den Leende Jomfru Skuespil I 5 Akter Omslagstegning af Karl Larsen 1934 example # 6 pf 500, signed 54 pages; (bound with) Lord Nelson Laegger Figenbladet…(same as above) example No. 137 signed by Soya and additionally inscribed & signed on the half-title; (with) Fristelsen Skuespil I 3 Akter Omslagstegning af Sikker Hansen de trofaste Venner Kai og Karen Rosenberg tilegnet. 1935 26 pages, example No. 40 of 500, signed; (with) Avner for Vinden…(same as above) example No. 16 signed; (bound with) Maalet, Troen og Synspunktet Det Nye Spil om Enhver Omslgstegning of Soya III (11Aar) Paa dette Blade n Tak til Ingeborg og Sven Clausen for Godt Kammertskab unservejs. 1938. 63 pages; example No. 164 signed; (with) Min Hoje Hat eller Tryllekunstens Triumf Aeventyrkomedie I to Afdelinger omslagstegning af Ungermann Tilegnet de Dame rog herrer der uddeler Forfatterunderstottelserne paa Finansloven. 1939. 126 pages; example No. 128 signed and additionally inscribed and signed on the half-title "Kare Valdemart!...Din gamle Ven C.E. Sept. 39."; All these plays published by Teaterforlaget Kobenhavn; with their original illustrated stiff paper wrap front covers, bound in light gray hardcover boards, gilt spine titles; some wear an soiling to binding; contents in very good condition. Den Leende Jomfru…(same as above) example No. 409 signed, additionally inscribed and signed on the half-title; (bound with) Lord Nelson Laegger…(same as above) example No. 319 signed, additionally inscribed and signed on the half-title; (with) Fristelsen…(same as above) example No. 297 signed, additionally inscribed and signed on the half-title; (with) Handlingen Foregaar I Danmark Skitser og Fortaellinger Omslagstegning af helge Refn Tilegnet Guy de Maupassant. 1936, 61 pages; inscribed and signed on the half-title; (with) Avner for Vinden…(same as above) example No. 17 signed and additionally inscribed and signed on the half-title; (with) Maalet, Troen og Synspunktet…(same as above) example No. 338 signed, additionally inscribed and signed on the half-title; (bound with) Min Hoje Hat…(same as above) example No. 235 signed, additionally inscribed and signed on the half-title; All these plays published by Teaterforlaget Kobenhavn; with their original illustrated stiff paper wrap front & back covers, bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, bright red-orange crushed morocco leather spine and corners, floral ornaments in compartments on spine, gilt titles; light wear and rubbing to boards; in very good condition. To Kassered Horespil en transmission Hvis Holberg. 1935 Teaterforlaget Kobenhavn. 32 + (2) pages; laid-in is the illustrated postal announcement card for the book, addressed by hand from Soya to V. Bruun; with postal cancellation; fragile, brilliantly-colored paper wraps bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, small title-lines in gilt on front cover; some edge, tips wear to binding; short closed tear to wrap at edge; postal card & book in very good condition. Horespilafdelingen. 1939 Teaterforlaget Kobenhavn. 16 pages; original printed paper wraps bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, small title-lines in gilt on front cover; some edge, tips wear to binding; in very good condition. NOTE: This title is not signed by Soya. Brudstykker Af et Monster et Skuespil I 6 Skuespil 1940 Nyt Nordisk Forlag - Arnold Busck Kjobenhavn. 90 pages; inscribed and signed on the half-title, from Agnes & C.E. (Soya); original illustrated paper wrap covers, bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, bright red-orange crushed morocco leather spine and corners, floral ornament in compartments on spine, gilt titles; light wear and rubbing to boards; in very good condition. La Chaine et la Trame (To Traade) Piece en Cinq Actes Trauduit du danois par Gilles Gerard-Arlberg. 1941 Les Editions Borgen Copenhague. 79 pages; inscribed and signed on the half-title, to Ebba & Valdemaar…from Agnes & Carl Erik (in 1952); original illustrated paper wrap covers, design by Bjorn Wiinblad; some edge, tips wear and chipping to covers, little soiling; in good condition. Smaa venlige Smaafisk Fortaellinger og Humoresker Med Forord af Tom Kristensen. 1941 Poul Carit Andersens Forlag Kobenhavn. 167 pages; inscribed and signed on the half-title, from Agnes & Carl Erik (Soya) dated 1940; original illustrated paper wrap covers, bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, bright red-orange crushed morocco leather spine and corners, floral ornament in compartments on spine, gilt titles; light wear and rubbing to boards; in very good condition. En Gaest Fortaelling. 1941 Carit Andersens Forlag Kobenhavn. 126 pages; signed "Soya" on the half-title; laid-in couple of photo-copied reviews of a timeline of Soya works at this period of his accomplishments, in Danish; original illustrated paper wrap covers, bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, bright red-orange crushed morocco leather spine and corners, floral ornament in compartments on spine, gilt titles; light wear and rubbing to boards; in very good condition. Poul Reumert Med Forord af Axel Kjerulf. 1942 Grafisk Forlag Kobenhavn. 64 pages; a photographically illustrated biography of this Danish stage and film actor; original printed paper wraps bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, small title-lines in gilt on front cover; some edge, tips wear to binding; in very good condition. NOTE: This title is not signed by Soya.To Traade et Skuespil I 5 Skuespil. 1943 - 1944 Nordiske Landes Bogforlag Fredericia. 144 pages; inscribed and signed on the half-title, from Agnes & Carl Erik Soya; original printed paper wrap covers, bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, bright red-orange crushed morocco leather spine and corners, floral ornament in compartments on spine, gilt titles; light wear and rubbing to boards; in very good condition.Min Farmors Hus et Tidsbillede. 1943 Nordiske Landes Bogforlag Alfred Christensen Fredericia. 349 pages; inscribed and signed on the half-title, from Agnes & Carl Erik Soya; original illustrated paper wrap covers, bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, bright red-orange crushed morocco leather spine and corners, floral ornament in compartments on spine, gilt titles; some wear and rubbing to boards; text block paper browned; in very good condition. Orla Lundbo. 1944 Nordiske Landes Bogforlag Alfred Christensen Fredericia. 98 pages; with black and white illustrations from the production; Danske Forfatterbiografier Nr. 4.; inscribed and signed on the half-title, to Valdemaar…from Carl Erik; useful 2- page chronological list of Soya works at back; original illustrated paper wrap covers; some edge, tips wear and chipping to covers, little soiling; in good condition. Eventyr af Soya Hr. Mands Hemmelighed Tegninger: Jacob Skjodsholm. 1944 Knud Th. Mollers Bogtrykkeri, Ringkjobing. 24 pages; limited edition No. 17 of 300; signed by Soya, Jacob Skjodsholm & Knud Th. Moller at the introductory sheet; color illustrations; original paper wraps bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, small title-lines in gilt on front cover; some edge, tips wear to binding; in very good condition. Smil Saa! Udvalgte Humoristiske Fortaellinger Med Forord af Kaj Munk. 1944 Nordiske Landes Bogforlag Alfred Christensen Fredericia. 264 pages; inscribed and signed on the half-title, from Agnes & C.E. (Soya) in the year of publication; original illustrated paper wrap covers, bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, bright red-orange crushed morocco leather spine and corners, floral ornament in compartments on spine, gilt titles; some wear and rubbing to boards; in very good condition. 30 Aars Henstand et Skuespil I 4 Skuespil. 1944 Nordiske Landes Bogforlag Alfred Christensen Fredericia. 189 pages; inscribed and signed on the half-title, from Agnes & Carl Erik; original printed paper wrap covers, bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, bright red-orange crushed morocco leather spine and corners, floral ornament in compartments on spine, gilt titles; some wear and rubbing to boards; in very good condition. 33 Kunstnerportraetter tekst af Soya tegninger af Yvonne de Ripperda. 1945 Nordiske Landes Bogforlag Fredericia. 89 pages; black and white portrait illustrations; original printed paper wrap binding, edge, tips wear and chipping, old damp-discoloration at top edge, in good condition. NOTE: This title is not signed by Soya. Brudstykker Af et Monster et Skuespil I 6 Skuespil. 1946 Nordiske Landes Bogforlag Fredericia. 148 pages; inscribed and signed on the half-title, from Agnes & Carl Erik, in the year of publication; original printed paper wrap binding, edge, tips wear and chipping, in very good condition. Festskrift til Soya Paa Halvtredsaarsdagen 30. Oktober 1946. 1946 Nordiske Landes Bogforlag Fredericia. 120 pages; color frontisipiece portrait of Soya by Johannes Nielsen; black and white illustrations of places, people of importance in Soya's life; original illustrated paper wrap binding, edge, tips wear and chipping, in good condition. NOTE: This title is not signed by Soya. Fire Komedier (in two volumes): Vol. I: Vogelfeder Umbabumba (with) Vol. II: Chas Hvoffer Skaend's VI? 1946 Nordiske Landes Bogforlag Fredericia. 276 + 327 pages; original printed paper wrap covers, bound in contemporary patterned-paper covered boards, bright red-orange crushed morocco leather spine and corners, floral ornament in compartments on spine, gilt titles, all text block edges tinted black, both volumes contained in a matching paper-covered cardstock boards slipcase; additionally, titled in gilt on the front boards of both volumes, "Valdemar 26- 9 - 46 fra Agnes og Carl Erik"; some wear and rubbing to boards; in very good condition. NOTE: This title is not additionally signed by Soya. Love Med Korset Skuespil I Een Akt. 1950 Borgens Forlag Jarl Borgen Kobenhavn. 91 pages; limited edition of 750; inscribed and signed on the half-title, from Carl Erik & dated in the year of publication; original illustrated paper wrap covers; some edge, tips wear and darkening; in very good condition.Slaraffenland Bornebog for Born - Alle Aldre Tegninger Af Arne Ungermann. 1950 Wilhelm Hansen Forlag Kobenhavn. (44) pages; inscribed and signed on the title page, from Carl Erik & dated in the year of publication; nice lithographed color illustrations by Ungermann; original illustrated paper covered board, pink cloth spine; some edge, tips wear and rubbing, darkening to binding; in very good condition. Hvis Tilvaerelsen Keder Dem - Udvalgte fantsier. 1952 Borgens Forlag Jarl Borgen Kobenhavn. 185 pages; inscribed and signed on the half-title page, from Soya; original illustrated paper wrap covers; some edge, tips wear and soiling; in very good condition. Soya II Tanker Om Kvinder, Kaerlighed Og Det Med Tegninger af Soya III. 1953 Borgens Forlag. (21) pages; inscribed and signed on the endpaper, from Agnes & C.E. & dated in the year of publication; black and white illustrations and red leaf-ornaments in the printing; plain paper wraps with 'Soya' on the cover; some wear and soiling to the over-wrap; in very good condition. Lomme Uld 344 Indfald Og Udfald af Soya. 1955 Borgens Forlag Jarl Borgen Kobenhavn. 53 pages; inscribed and signed on the half-title page to Bertel Bruun, from Soya in the year of publication; original paste-paper covers, printed in yellow in red; some light edge-wear and darkening, in very good condition. Blodrodt og Blegrodt Gamle nye fantasier. 1955 Borgens Forlag Jarl Borgen Kobenhavn. 123 pages; on the half-title is "Dedikationen se Side 5 November 1955", in Soya's handwriting; the printed foreword dedication is "Kaere Valdemar...", evidently for his old friend Valdemar Bruun; laid in is a newspaper-clipping of a review of the book, with a portrait of Soya; (with) laid-in Tak for venligheden Den 30. Oktober 1956 (signed) Carl Erik - Soya on the cover, (4) pages, No. 99 of 250 and signed by the publisher Rasmussens on the limitation page; a small paper wrapped pamphlet; the "Blodrodt..."volume in the original printed paper wraps, bound in red patterned-paper covered boards in a modernist style, red leather spine and corners, gilt spine titles; both publications with light wear and soiling, in very good condition. Blindebuk Eller Sadan Kan det Ga! En Tratralogi for Teatret. 1956 Borgens Forlag Jarl Borgen Kobenhavn. 365 pages; inscribed and signed on the half-title page to Bertel Bruun, from Agnes & C.E. - Soya in the year of publication; original printed paper wraps; some edge-wear, paper splitting along spine edge; in very good condition overall. I Den Lyse Nat Skuespil I to Akter. 1956 Borgens Forlag Jarl Borgen Kobenhavn. 67 pages; inscribed and signed on the half-title page to Ebba og Valdemar from C.E. in the year of publication; original illustrated paper wrap covers; some edge, tips wear and rubbing to the binding; in very good condition.Vilhelms Bibel 586 Indfald Og Udfald af Soya. 1957 Borgens Forlag Jarl Borgen Kobenhavn. 80 pages; inscribed and signed on the half-title page to Bertel from Soya, in the year of publication; original illustrated paper wrap covers; some edge, tips wear and rubbing to the binding; in very good condition.With related ephemera:Hilsener til Soya (7) page booklet with commentary from various Scandinavian writers regarding Soya. Light wear, in very good condition.Soya: Afdode Jonsen: 4 Akter. 23 page small playbill booklet for this production 1957 - 1958, with a portrait frontispiece of Soya and other illustrations within of the players; small inscription on front cover, good condition.1996 Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten newspaper clipping regarding "Moralisten og satirikeren Soya" by Hans Andersen, with a portrait of Soya; old fold lines, darkened, in very good condition.A loose endpaper, excised from an unknown publication, inscribed and signed from Agnes & Carl Erik - Soya in 1953 to Bertel Bruun; light wear and darkening, very good. Overall, the collection is in very good condition and especially interesting for the personal dedication and signing for most of the volumes. NOTE: This is a large group of material; shipping will be figured at time of purchase. Very Good (Item ID: 23506)

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