Inscribed to Jahoda

Ehrenstein, Albert. Der Selbstmord eines Katers.

Munich/Leipzig, Georg Müller, [1912].

8vo. (4), 219, (3) pp. Original boards covered with coloured paper (by Grimm & Bleicher, Munich, paper by the Munich School of Illustration and Book Trade) with spine label. All edges red.

 1,500.00

First edition of Ehrenstein's second work. Inscribed to the Viennese printer Georg Jahoda (1863-1926), who had published Ehrenstein's famous début "Tubutsch" (with Kokoschka's illustrations) the previous year: "Herrn Georg Jahoda | in Dankbarkeit | Albert Ehrenstein. | Berlin, SW48. | 20. Mai 1912." - Binding slightly rubbed; extremeties bumped, hinges cracked. Occasional edge damage, but well-preserved altogether. The printing shop Jahoda & Siegel also printed Karl Kraus's journal "Die Fackel" and most of his other writings. In 1910, Kraus had brought about Ehrenstein's first publication ever: the poem "Wanderers Lied", which appeared in the "Fackel" and made the Expressionist famous overnight. Provenance: acquired directly from the niece of Johanna Jahoda, daughter and sometime collaborator of Georg Jahoda.

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