WAGNER, Richard. Zmierzch Bogów. Trzeci dzien z trylogii "Piersscienn Nibelunga". Cracow, [W. L. Anczyc and Spolski] for the translator, 1910.
8vo. Original printed wrappers; pp. 99; wrappers with faint spots; otherwise clean, uncut, (one leaf carelessly opened, resulting in marginal tear).
This is the very rare first Polish edition of Wagner's Götterdämmerung libretto, the final part of his magnum opus, the Ring Cycle, translated by the Wagnerian and Wagner tenor Aleksander Bandrowski (1860-1913). He was 'one of the finest operatic tenors of his day, and excelling in Wagner in particular. This Polish-born singer was also a librettist and translator. He is especially remembered for his work in Manru [a Wagnerian opera by Paderewski]' (Andrzei Piber in Polish Music Journal vol. 4, No. 2, Winter 2001). - We were only able to locate two other copies, in the Polish National Library, and in Trento (Northern Italy).