Reid: Oberosterreichischer Landesverlag, circa 1950. Hardcover. Scarce. A somber book of poetry dedicated to "the people of my heart" who fell in World War II. The title translates to "Because I Love You. A Dead Task." Inscription in pencil to front free endpage "Gift from Pfarrer Reinold Simma Damüls / Bregeugewald Voraailberg (sp?) at the request of Frau Natalie Beer." Includes several illustrations. Very good in thin grey boards with gilt title to front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards. Clean with slight browning to margins of pages and edges of boards. Size Octavo. 65 pages. In German. GER1/2042. Very Good.
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New York: The Co-operative Press, 1926. Paperback. A collection of poems in German inspired by America's national parks. Illustrated. Brown paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Minor wear to wrappers including a few spots of foxing and a few chips to edges. A few smudge marks to interior but clean overall. 64 pages. GER3/2222. Very Good.
Wien: R. Lowit Verlag, 1935. Hardcover. A book of poems in German translation from Israel's national poet Chajim Nachman Bialik (1873 - 1934). Third edition. Very good in blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor fading to edges of boards and spine. Minor browning to endpapers, else clean and bright. Photographic frontispiece. In light grey dust jacket with blue title to spine and front panels. Minor chipping and wear to edges of jacket. Minor browning to spine and edge of jacket. 193 pages. In German. GER909281. Very Good / Very Good.
Halle: Max Niemeyer, 1892. Hardcover. Very good in dark green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and minor rubbing to front cover. Ex-library with stamp from Budapest to title page and writting in pen beneath stamp. Pencil underlining to a few passages in table of contents, but clean otherwise. 327 pages. GER/0422216. Very Good.
Berlin: In der Nicolaischen Buchhandlung, 1814. Hardcover. Second edition. Zweite rechtmassige, von dem Vater des Dichters; veranstaltete Ausgabe. Very good in tan speckled paper-covered boards, rubbed at corners and along spine. Interior has occasional lspots of foxing. 101 pages. In German GER1/2142.
Berlin: Im Prorylaen-Verlag, 1922. Hardcover. Number 143 of 200 numbered copies. Illustrated with 35 plates by Charles Eisen. Most of the illustrations are very provocative - many show partially clad women with men, some with the devil. Very good in full brown leather with gilt title label and gilt rules on spine. Gilt design on front cover. Minor scuffing to boards and minor wear to edges and hinges. Remnant of bookplate to front pastedown. Small open tear to front free endpage. Browning to margins of text pages; however, the illustration pages remain bright. Each chapter ends with a decorative tailpiece. An attractive book. German Literature. GER1/02131. Very Good.
Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1932. Hardcover. In very good yellow cloth boards with tan title to front cover and spine. Spine and edges of boards slightly faded, owner name on front flyleaf. In tan illustrated jacket with title to spine and front cover. The dust jacket is darkened at spine, with minor chipping at spine ends and corners. Jacket is protected from further wear with a plastic cover. 327 pages. German Literature. GRL1/2081. Very Good + / Very Good.
Berlin: Verlag von Bruno Cassirer, 1921. Hardcover. A book of poetry. Very good in patterned paper covered boards with black leatherette spine titled in gilt. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Browning to edges of boards. Strips of maroon binders tape to interior hinges. Pages are browned. 72 pages. German. GER512071. Very Good.
Verlag, München: Meyer & Jeffen, (1921). Hardcover. 8vo. IN GERMAN. An epic poem considered to be the most significant Finnish work of literature. White parchment backed decorative paper boards with yellow leaf design. Gilt decoration and title to spine. Minor wear to edges and corners. A few spots of foxing to interior, but clean overall with bright text. Written in verse. Tight binding. 355 pages. GER/121404. Very Good.
Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp. 1896. Hardcover. 12mo. Beige leather spine and corners with marbled paper covered boards. Gilt title to the spine. 5 raised bands with gilt rules and gilt designs in each compartment. Minor rubbing to spine ends and hinges as well as gentle bumping to bottom corners. Marble paper has begun to peel up slightly. Full gilt edges. Book mark ribbon bound in. Book plate from the library of Harold Randolph on front pastedown. Pastedowns and end pages are made with a beautiful gold floral print paper. Illustrated title page. Printed in German fraktur. Pages 139-143 have dog earred corners. Else is clean and bright. 280 Pages. German Language. GER/092607. Very Good +.
Leipzig: Im Insel-Verlag, 1920. Hardcover. Biography of French poet and actress Marceline Desbordes-Valmore (1786 - 1859). First Edition. Very good in cream paper covered boards with black title to spine and front cover. Chipping to spine ends and hinges, browning to spine, and minor wear to edges of boards. Minor browning to margins of pages, else clean. Frontispiece illustration. 349 pages. In German. GER210171. Very Good.