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10 December 2009
MERIMEE, Prosper (1803-1870) & Hugo STEINER-PRAG (1880-1945, illustrator). Carmen, translated by Elfriede Willis. Berlin: Propyläen-Verlag, 1920. 4° (248 x 188mm). Lithographed title, 11 plates and 9 illustrations by Hugo Steiner-Prag, EACH PLATE WITH AN ORIGINAL PENCIL SKETCH, SIGNED in lower margin. Contemporary morocco gilt by the Leipziger Buchbinderei, top edges gilt (extremities rubbed, head of spine torn away). LIMITED EDITION, UNNUMBERED, BUT ONE OF 30 COPIES with "Vollbilder mit Remarken versehen".
CHAMISSO, Adelbert von (1781-1838). Peter Schlemiels Schicksale. Leipzig: Insel-Verlag for Janus-Press, 1922. 4° (260 x 188mm). Title in red and black, initials in red. Contemporary red roan gilt, top edges gilt (extremities rubbed, head of spine chipped). Provenance: gift inscription dated 1945 on endpaper -- Edward Gelles (bookplate). LIMITED EDITION, NO. 247 OF 315 COPIES.
With A. von Chamisso's Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte (Berlin, 1923, 30 plates by Alfred Thon). (3)
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