[Friedell, Egon (ed.)]. Das Altenbergbuch.

Leipzig, Wien, Zürich, Wiener Graphische Werkstätte, 1921.

8vo. 425, (9) pp. With portrait frontispiece and 28 illustrations, including 17 photographic prints and 5 facsimile autographs. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. With giltstamped spine-title. Top edge gilt.


Special limited edition. In an attractive binding presumably prepared by the Wiener Werkstätte, printed on stronger paper than the regular edition.

With contributions by Hermann Bahr, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Adolf Loos, Heinrich Mann, Thomas Mann, Alfred Polgar, Felix Salten and others. The photographic illustrations include portraits of Peter Altenberg as a child and young adult, as well as on holiday in Venice in 1913 and alongside his friend, the architect Adolf Loos. Among the facsimile autographs are Altenberg's signed manuscript of the poem "Wasser im Garten" and an autograph quotation signed to the actress Anni Mewes.

Head of spine very slightly rubbed, otherwise in mint condition.