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cover of DER SIEBENTE RING

DER SIEBENTE RING

by STEFAN GEORGE

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Published
1907
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Very Good+
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FIRST
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One of 500 copies in very good+ condition of First Edition on Japanese laid paper of poetry collection by Stefan George, one of Germany's most important poets. Inspired by the French symbolist poet Mallarmé's vision of art for arts sake, George devoted himself to the production of highly refined, often hermetic, poetry for an elite audience. Gilt embossed purple linen… Read more
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cover of Friedrich und die gross Koalition

Friedrich und die gross Koalition

by Thomas Mann

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Published
1915
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Very Good+
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First
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Very good 1915 first edition of Thomas Mann's Essay in German on Frederick the Great of Prussia. Written at the outbreak of World War I between September and December 1914, the Essay is an indirect expression of scepticism about German war politics at the time. Based on notes for a novel he planned to write about Frederick the Great nearly… Read more
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cover of Der Untergang Des Abendlandes

Der Untergang Des Abendlandes

by Oswald Spengler

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Published
1922, 1923
Condition
Very Good
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Vol. 1, 48th to 52nd completely modified printing; Vol. 2, 16th
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$425.00

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Rare two vol. set of first German Trade Hardcover Edition of Oswald Spengler's DER UNTERGANG DES ABENDLANDES. Umrisse Einer Morphologie der Weltgeschichte. München [Munich]: Oskar Beck, 1922, 1923. In two octavo Volumes: pp 559, 637. [THE DECLINE OF THE WEST]. A near fine example in cream coloured paper covered boards printed with black titles and graphics. Volume II is a… Read more
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cover of GEDICHTE

GEDICHTE

by FRIEDRICH HOLDERLIN

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Published
1905
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Rare Very good+ copy of 1905 Leipzig Edition of Holderlin's poetry in half-leather binding, 8vo. (approx. 19 x 12 cm), with gold-embossed title on colored boards, top edge gilt, 316 pages. Edited by Paul Ernst with Bruckkmann mezzotint of frontispiece "Zu Hyperions Schicksalslied" by Max Klinger:
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cover of JOSEPH THE PROVIDER

JOSEPH THE PROVIDER

by THOMAS MANN

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Published
1944
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FIRST
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Knopf, New York, 1944. hardcover. First American Edition of last volume of Mann's celebrated tetralogy. Condition: Very Good. 422 pp. 5 7/8 x 8 3/4. Black cloth covered boards, stamped in gold on front and spine. No dust jacketj. No shelf wear. Pages intact. No markings or interior damage.
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cover of ITALIANISCHE REISE

ITALIANISCHE REISE

by GOETHE

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Published
1908
Condition
Fine
Edition
Pantheon Ausgabe
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$400.00

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3 Volumes in a gilt-designed, full red Morocco in original cardboard slipcase. 1st volume frontispiece Tischbein portrait of Goethe; 2nd volume frontispiece Kolbe portrait of Goethe; 3rd volume frontispiece bust of Goethe by Muse Kauffmann. In fine condition, bindings tight and square.
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cover of Zeitgenoessische Dichter Ubertragen

Zeitgenoessische Dichter Ubertragen

by Stefan George, Ed. & Transl.

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Published
1905
Condition
Very Good
Edition
FIRST
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$75.00

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First edition. Volume one. Silver-stamped gray papercovered boards and spine. Text in German. Poems in translation by: Rossetti, Swinburne, Dowson, Jacobsen, Kloos, Verwey, Verhaeren. Some sunning to edges.
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cover of Bilderbogen Des Kleinen Lebens

Bilderbogen Des Kleinen Lebens

by PETER ALTENBERG

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Published
1909
Condition
Very Good
Edition
FIRST
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Very good copy of original 1909 edition of Austrian writer Peter Altenberg's Prose short sketches which became known as Viennese 'Kaffeehausliterat'. Texts describe social life in turn-of-the-century Vienna. No wear to original fabric cover. Some soiling to bottom corner of spine. Otherwise no edge wear or rubbing. Inside intasct and clean.
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cover of Aus den memoiren des Herrn von Schnabelewopski

Aus den memoiren des Herrn von Schnabelewopski

by Heinrich Heine

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Published
1920
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
Second
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Very Good Copy of second German edition of Heinrich Heine's satirical novella with original boards and a cover drawing by Jules Pascin, important Bulgarian-born Expressionist painter with more than 20 illustrations by Pascin. In glassine cover with some soiling on cover. Bright and clean inside. Born Julius Mordechai Pincas, Jules PASCIN (1885-1930), was one of the most important artists of… Read more
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cover of ADELINA ODER DER ABSCHIED VOM NEUNZEHTEN LEBENSJAHRE

ADELINA ODER DER ABSCHIED VOM NEUNZEHTEN LEBENSJAHRE

by BOHUSLAV KOKOSCHKA

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Published
1920
Edition
FIRST
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Good copy of uncut First Edition of ADELINA or Farewell to one's Nineteenth Year (ODER DER ABSCHIED VOM NEUNZEHTEN 8 ° in original black brochure.tanned back. Some discoloration and chipping to to cover. Interior intact. Novella was authored by Oskar Kokoschka's younger brother. With illustration by Oskar Kokoschka. Vol. 76/77 is part of the Series entitled The Last Day published… Read more
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cover of DER BRENNENDE DORNBUSCH & MURDER HOFFNUNG DER FRAUEN

DER BRENNENDE DORNBUSCH & MURDER HOFFNUNG DER FRAUEN

by OSKAR KOKOSCHKA

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Published
1917
Condition
Good+
Edition
FIRST
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Good copy of two of Kokoschka's early dramatic works. Considered important precursors of the Expressionist aesthetic; Kokoschka called his plays 'Piloten des Expressionismus' ('pilots of Expressionism'). His early literary work can be regarded as a link between Viennese Modernism and Expressionism. Some brittleness and chipping to edges of front cover. Interior intact. Vol. 41 in the Series entitled The… Read more
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cover of Opfergang

Opfergang

by Fritz von Unruh

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Published
1919
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Very Good
Edition
FIRST
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Clean copy of first German Edition of Der Opfergang (Way of Sacrifice), an acclaimed pacifist work by German Expressionist writer and son of a General who served near Verdun. Cloth boards. Some scuffing to cloth binding.
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cover of TROMMELN IN DER NACHT

TROMMELN IN DER NACHT

by BERTOLT BRECHT

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Published
1923
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Very Good-
Edition
FIRST
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Very good copy of 1922 First German Edition of Brecht's Trommeln in der Nacht (Drums in the Night ), a play written in the Expressionist style of Ernst Toller and Georg Kaiser between 1919 and 1920. It received its first theatrical production in 1922. According to Leon Feuchwanger, the play was originally entitled Spartakus. Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg of… Read more
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DREI FRAUEN

by ROBERT MUSIL

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Published
1944
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Very Good+
Edition
FIRST
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Very Good copy of 1944 Swiss Edition of Novella in Three Parts originally published to great acclaim by the Austrian novelist Robert Musil in 1924. Drei Frauen consists of three long stories, "Grigia," "The Portuguese Lady," and "Tonka." The work was published a few years prior to Robert Musil's twentieth-century masterpiece The Man Without Qualities. Beloved by writers Thomas Mann… Read more
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cover of HUNDERT GEDICHTE 1918-1950

HUNDERT GEDICHTE 1918-1950

by BERTOLT BRECHT

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Published
1958
Condition
Very Good
Edition
FIFTH
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Very good clean copy of Fifth German language edition of Collection of Bertolt Brecht's Poetry. 321 pages.in original dust jacket.with one tear on back. Some soiling on dust jacket.
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cover of Die Chinesische Flote

Die Chinesische Flote

by Hans Bethge

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Published
1907
Edition
FIRST
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Very rare copy in fine condition of original 1907 German Edition of poet, novelist and essayist Hans Bethge's The Chinese Flute (Die Chinesischen Flote). This uncut first edition of the work numbered 41 on papier de chine (chinapapier) was one of only 100 copies published in Leipzig by InseIverlag. The work conveys the essence of Chinese poetry of the Tang… Read more
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cover of Festspiel in deutschen reimen

Festspiel in deutschen reimen

by Gerhart Hauptmann

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Published
1913
Edition
FIRST
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Pictorial Covered Boards. Condition: Fine. Festival in German rhymes is a festival by Gerhart Hauptmann which premiered on May 31, 1913 to commemorate the centenary of Breslau and the Napoleonic Wars of Liberation. The play was discontinued on 18 June 1913 after eleven performances at the request of Crown Prince Wilhelm of Prussia (1882-1951) who urged the Breslau Magistrate to… Read more
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Zeitgenoessische Dichter Ubertragen von Stefan George

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Published
1905
Edition
First
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Georg Bondi, Berlin, 1905. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Volume two only. No fading to silver-stamped titles on gray paper-covered boards and spine. German translations of Works of Verlaine, Mallarmé,Rimbaud, de Regnier, d'Annunzio, Rolicz-Lieder.
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cover of AUSGEWAEHLTE GEDICHTE

AUSGEWAEHLTE GEDICHTE

by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

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Published
1904
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
SECOND
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$250.00

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One of four hundred copies, in original dark green boards under Stefan George's historic imprint. Binding tight. No soiling to boards, minor bumping to corners, no wear to spine. Interior immaculate.
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Gesammelte Dichtungen

by Karl Wolfskehl

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Published
1903
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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1903 Edition of Collected Poems of German-Jewish Poet and Dramatist (1869 – 1948) who was a close collaborator of Sefan George. He also translated from French, English, Italian, Hebrew, Latin and Middle High German into German and was a member of the Munich Cosmic Circle. He emigrated to Switzerland in 1933, to Italty in 1934 and then to New Zealand… Read more
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