3 December 2007
THE PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
NIETZSCHE, Friedrich (1844-1900). Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik. Leipzig: E.W. Fritzsch, 1872.
8o (212 x 133 mm). Late 19th-century half morocco and marbled boards (backstrip detached, with chip to head of spine).
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE of Nietzsche's first work, in which he described the two contrasting forces in Greek drama, "Dionysian" (the cultural, shown in music and dance) and "Apollonian" (the civilized, shown by reason, formal structure and geometry). Norman 1596; Schaberg 20. See PMM 370.
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