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Die Frau ohne Schatten [Signed, Limited ed]
Berlin: S. Fischer, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, limited issue. No. 100 of 160 numbered copies, printed on handmade paper and signed by Hofmannsthal on colophon. Square octavo (21.5cm). Full tan morocco, titled in gilt on spine; top edge gilt; engraved title page by Hans Meid. Ex-libris Harvard College Library, with bookplate to front pastedown and accession label inside rear cover (both stamped "released"). Spine a shade sun-darkened; leather on front board discolored at fore-edge and with a small drip-stain near bound edge, yet a solid, very fresh copy internally. The libretto to Richard Strauss' opera of the same title, which premiered in Berlin (to unenthusiastic audiences) in 1919. A lovely edition, printed and bound by K.E. Mende. Text entirely in German.[Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books [United States]
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