Hannover: Der Zweemann Verlag Robert Goldschmidt, 1919. First edition. Hardcover. 76/100. Signed and numbered by the artist on colophon. Quarto. Original half vellum over decorative handmade paper. Frontispiece. Second German translation of "The Priest and the Acolyte" by E. Sander with illustrations by Ernst Schütte.
This short story was first published with the German translation of Wilde's "Teleny," the homoerotic story of the French dandy Camille and the Hungarian pianist René (Teleny).
This work was originally credited to Oscar Wilde, however, the presumed author is John Francis Bloxam. In his trial against Queensberry Wilde contested the authorship and deemed the story "tasteless." This work contains two stunning lithographically reproduced Art Nouveau images of Ernst Schütte's work. Text in German. Spine with some light wear, small chips and closed tears. Borads slightly bent outwards. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #47472