Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Das Stundenbuch enthaltend die drei Bücher: Vom moenchischen Leben / Von der Pilgerschaft / Von der Armut und vom Tode [INSCRIBED by Walter Reich]. Rainer Maria Rilke.
Das Stundenbuch enthaltend die drei Bücher: Vom moenchischen Leben / Von der Pilgerschaft / Von der Armut und vom Tode [INSCRIBED by Walter Reich]
Das Stundenbuch enthaltend die drei Bücher: Vom moenchischen Leben / Von der Pilgerschaft / Von der Armut und vom Tode [INSCRIBED by Walter Reich]
Das Stundenbuch enthaltend die drei Bücher: Vom moenchischen Leben / Von der Pilgerschaft / Von der Armut und vom Tode [INSCRIBED by Walter Reich]
Das Stundenbuch enthaltend die drei Bücher: Vom moenchischen Leben / Von der Pilgerschaft / Von der Armut und vom Tode [INSCRIBED by Walter Reich]

Das Stundenbuch enthaltend die drei Bücher: Vom moenchischen Leben / Von der Pilgerschaft / Von der Armut und vom Tode [INSCRIBED by Walter Reich]

Leipzig: Insel Verlag, 1921. First Limited Edition. Hardcover. 9/440. Inscribed to producer and agent Paul Kohner "Dear Paul Merry Xmas 1964 from Lisl and Walter" on blank preceeding title page. Quarto. (6) 105 (5)pp. Original gilt-stamped cream leather with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Gilt fillets and top edge. Red endpapers. Title page in two colors by Walter Tiemann with red header. Black ribbon-marker. Sarkowski 1360. First publication of the famous Insel Press in Gothic script selected by Carl Ernst Poeschel and printed on Van Gelder paper by Poeschel & Trepte, Leipzig. "The Book of Hours (Das Stundenbuch)" is next to "...Christoph Cornet" Rilke's most important early work. It was his first completely structured cycle and it is written in a suggestive, melodic form that became the hallmark of Rilke's poetry and established his reputation as a "religious poet." Full leather variant binding in small but unknown number. Text in German, Gothic script. Binding with light wear along edges, small chips and scuffing, few light marks on front cover and small stain on spine. Red endpapers slightly darkened at foredge. Pages 44 and 45 with fan-like offsetting from black ribbon marker, colophon and opposite page with light offsetting from tail end of ribbon marker. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #42612

Price: $1,500.00

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