STEINER, Rudolph. Der verlorene Einklang zwischen Sprechen und Denken. Die Zerklüftung von Menschengruppen nach Sprachen. Dornach, 18. Juli 1915. Dornach, [Goetheanum], 1915.
4to. Original lithographic wrappers; pp. [viii], 32, ornamental initial at the beginning of the main text, two diagrams in the text; wrappers a little marked and faded, internally very good; ownership inscription, dated 1930 and a few pencil lines to margins.
Very rare first edition, privately printed for members of the Goetheanum of this contribution to the philosophy of language by the founding father of anthropology. This holistic approach to the lost unity of speach and thought is extremely rare and almost beyond criticism, as Steiner points out on a printed leaf before the half-title that no-one can competently judge the essay who has not gained enough 'knowledge' through the educational institution founded by Steiner himself. Other criticism is refuted, as Steinerian authors strictly refuse to enter into discussion with their critics.