One of the greatest rarities of 20th-century German literature

Tucholsky, Kurt, German writer (1890-1935). Fromme Gesänge von Theobald Tiger. Mit einer Vorrede von Ignaz Wrobel.

Berlin-Charlottenburg, Felix Lehmann Verlag, 1919.

8vo. VIII, 117 pp. Original half calf with title to spine.

 18,000.00

First edition; no. 13 of 50 copies of the numbered luxury edition on wove paper: still without p. IX of the preface and the statement "1.-6. Tausend". Includes eight-line autograph poem on flyleaf, signed "Th. Tiger" and dated 1920: "Ich gucke freundlich um die Oecke und greife voller Seelenruh der Muse unter ihre Röcke ... Und dabei, Leser, siehst du zu - ? Sie quitscht. Ich grinse. Sie verstehen: Nicht immer gilt der Klassik Maß. Denn was wir im Verborgnen drehen macht uns am allermeisten Spaß - ! 1920. Th. Tiger".

"This edition was printed in 50 copies, numbered, and provided by the author with an unpublished poem, signed". The book is so scarce that it is questionable whether fifty copies were indeed printed. The poem was first published by the Tucholsky Archive in 1978 (Bonitz/W. D 2790).

Slight staining to edges; spine and corners somewhat scuffed, otherwise well-preserved.

Bonitz/W. C 4. Wilpert/G. 3.

Stock Code: BN#30996 Tag: