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LESSING, G.E. Sämmtliche Schriften. Berlin, Vossischen Buchhandlung, 1825-28. 32 vols. W. engr. front. portr., 1 fold. table and 8 full-p. engr. Sm-8º. Cont. brown hcf. w. marbled sides, spines lettered in gilt. (Text a bit age-toned, but a good set in nice binds.). Goedeke IV/1, 344, 5. -- Added: L.J. v. ARNIM & Cl. BRENTANO. Des Knaben Wunderhorns. (Lpz., Insel Verl., 1910). 3 vols. Or. red hcf. Printed in a lim., numb. ed. -- (35).
estimate EUR 80
result EUR 100

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RILKE, R.M. Duineser Elegien. Lpz., Insel-Verlag, 1923. 52, (2) pp. Lge-8º. Cont. green h. mor. w. reddish paste paper sides, t.e.g. (Bind. w. some small imperfections in places, espec. some light chafing to edges, but else in sound and clean condition).
estimate EUR 900
result EUR 1.100
Famous collection of ten elegies which had a tremendous influence on several 20th c. authors. Rilke began writing the elegies in 1912 while a guest of Princess Marie von Thurn und Taxis (18551934) at Duino Castle, near Trieste on the Adriatic Sea. Scarce first edition. Printed in red and black on laid paper in 300 numbered copies. - Sarkowski, 1338.
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