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Götzen-Dämmerung (Twilight of the Idols) in Wrappers
"Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker"(That which does not kill me, makes me stronger)NIETZSCHE,Friederich. Götzen-Dämmerung(Twilight of the Idols). C.G. Naumann, Leipzig, 1889. TP + 3 leaves + [1] ?" 144, Octavo. First Edition, First Issue (Schaberg 56a).Gotzen-Dammerung includes some of Nietzsche?s most direct and scathing attacks on many decadent "idols" within the history of philosophy. In classic Nietzsche style, he probes the psychological landscapes of these "declining" types whose thinking originates in a place of weakness rather than strength. Many identify Gotzen-Dammerung as both a summary and introduction to Nietzsche?s overall philosophy.Nietzsche wrote The Twilight of the Idols (originally entitled "Mussiggang eines Psychologen" or "A Psychologist at Leisure") between the end of June and September, 1888, and sent the manuscript to Naumann in early September, with his final additions to the text being sent October 4th. Naumann finished printing the 1,000 copies by November 13th, shortly after which advance copies were sent out to Nietzsche and others. The book appeared in book stores on January 24th, for sale in wrappers for 2.25 marks and bound for 3.50 marks. Two weeks earlier the now-demented Nietzsche had been transported to a clinic in Basel, never to regain his sanity. (See Schaberg, pp. 166-169 for complete details.)NOTE: Schaberg claims that between 1890 and 1892 Naumann distributed a second issue of the unsold sheets of the first edition, distinguishable from the first issue only by the presence on the rear wrapper of advertisements for books by several authors other than Nietzsche. In the first issue ?" as seen here ?" only Nietzsche's books are listed on the rear wrapper.Original printed green-grey wrappers with black printing to rear wrapper, and red & black printing to the front. The spine has been restored with an uneven visualline aling rear (worse in photo than in reality). Light chipping to the edges of wrapper. Internally clean, bright, free of markings. Title page with elegantly scripted name in contemporary hand (see photo). A very good copy of this important book in the rare original wraps.
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