Gedichte und Sprüche

NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Gedichte und Sprüche.

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NIETZSCHE, Friedrich Gedichte und Sprüche Leipzig: Druck und Verlag von C. G. Naumann, 1898.

12mo., publisher's beige woven buckram, lettered and decorated with 'uroboros' snake design in red to upper board; beveled edges; backstrip lettered in red (faded); all edges red; decorative floral endpapers; pp. [v], vi-xxii, [iii], 4-203, [xiii, ads]; slightly marked and worn at corners and along spine; previous ownership name to title; evenly toned throughout with some very light cracking to the hinges; a superior copy, nonetheless.
First edition. This book was made available in four different bindings and a total of 1,000 copies were printed. Edited by Nietzsche's sister, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche.
Gedichte und Sprüche (Poems and Sayings) is Nietzsche's complete collection of poetry, published just two years before the author's untimely death, and in the same year in which he experienced his very public mental breakdown. It includes Poems from Childhood and Youth, Aphorisms from his works and notes (1882-1886), Fragments from his 'Medusa' hymns, and Fragments related to Zarathustra.
Genuinely rare, in any binding.