Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Krotkaja [WITH ORIGINAL ETCHINGS & SIGNATURE(S) BY WILLI GEIGER]. Fjiodor Dostojewskij, Alexander Eliasberg, Willi Geiger, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, illust.
Krotkaja [WITH ORIGINAL ETCHINGS & SIGNATURE(S) BY WILLI GEIGER]
Krotkaja [WITH ORIGINAL ETCHINGS & SIGNATURE(S) BY WILLI GEIGER]

Krotkaja [WITH ORIGINAL ETCHINGS & SIGNATURE(S) BY WILLI GEIGER]

München: Drei Masken Verlag, nd (1921). Limited edition. Hardcover. 1 of 70 copies with Roman numerals. Original illustrated handstiched publisher's deluxe vellum binding, brown title-label with gold lettering. Screened image of one of Geiger's etchings on front cover. Top edge gilt. Deckled bottom edge. Marbled endpapers. Title-page with original signed etching by German painter, Willi Geiger, signature of his on limitation page as well. Krotkaya (A Gentle Creature or The Meek One) is a short story by Russian writer & novelist, Fyodor Dostoyevsky. First published in 1876, the story chronicles the relationship between a pawnbroker and a girl that frequents his shop. The work was inspired by a news report that Dostoyevsky read in 1876 about the suicide of a seamstress. The author referred to it as a "meek suicide" that "keeps haunting you for a long time." This limited edition includes eleven captivating decorative initials, which are original etchings by Geiger (all initialed by him). Text in German, gothic script. "Dieses Werk wurde für diese Ausgabe von Alexander Eliasberg neu bertragen und im Auftrag des Drei Masken Verlages in München von Knorr & Hirth, G.m.b.H., München gesetzt und gedruckt. Die Radierungen von Willi Geiger München entstanden im Herbst 1921 und wurden unter der Aufsicht des Künstlers von Heinrich Wetteroth München hergestellt. Die einmalige Auflage beträgt 340 Stück; 320 davon gelangen in den Handel, 70 numeriert I bis LXX und 250 1 bis 250. Dieses Exemplar trägt die Nr. LII." Printed on high-quality cotton rag paper. Signatures and initials in pencil. Minor age wear and staining on binding. Front board slightly bowed. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. Scarce in deluxe binding with a total of 12 original etchings by Geiger. vg. Item #29535

Price: $1,250.00