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.


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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