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Der Kommandant von Kalymnos. Ein Mysterium aus dem Rokoko der Levante. Autograph Letter, signed Manuskript gedruckt. [With:] "Der verirrte böse Hund" [Typescript]
Venedig [i.e., Vienna: printed for the author by Paul Kaltschmidt], 1926. One of 100 copies, this being no. 79. With two illustrations after drawings by the author. 60 pp., [1] f. (imprint). 1 vols. 8vo. Original lavender cloth, front board titled in gilt. Near fine copy, inscribed by the author on the flyleaf "Herrn Otto S. Kraus gewidmet vom Verfasser. Fritz Herzmanovsky-Orlando. Meran Juni 1952". With 4-Page Typescript Story, 'Der verirrte böse Hund' Rare novella, issued in an edition of just one hundred copies by the Viennese-born author, dramatist, and artist Friedrich (Fritz) von Herzmanovsky-Orlando (1877-1954), long resident in the South Tirol region. With the four-page single-spaced typescript of his comic dramatic sketch entitled "Der verirrte böse Hund", with several manuscript corrections. The piece, written late in Herzmanovsky-Orlando's career, recalls an incident when the author encountered the intransigency of the royal Bavarian bureaucracy while attempting to report a runaway dog in Munich. The story is rich in southern German dialects and comic echoes of a vanished world. The story was published in Sämtliche Werke. Band V. Zwischen Prosa und Drama, edited by Susanna Kirschl-Goldberg (Vienna: Reklam, 1986); the editor notes that the transmission of this story is fragmentary. The Herzmanovsky-Orlando archives in Austria preserve another corrected typescript and its carbon, as well as a partial draft. The present typescript, erratically typed, largely follows the text in the Austrian archive. The 1958 catalogue of a Munich gallery exhibition of Herzmanovsky-Orlando's drawings is also loosely inserted.
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