[Neu-Isenburg, Germany]: Tiessen, . Honegger, Gottfried. Limited Edition. Original wraps. No. 60 of 100 copies, quarto size, 21 pp., signed by Gottfried Honegger, in German. Fine. Item #CNJL134
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, philologist, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history (N.B., info from Wikipedia). This text is taken from Nietzsche's essay "Philosophy in the Tragic Age of Grieves", and contains three original etchings by Gottfried Honegger (1917-2016), a Swiss artist and graphic designer, whose prints correspond to the intangibility and abstractness of Nietzshche's thought.
___DESCRIPTION: Original white paper wrappers, stitched, with black-and-white etching and black lettering on the front cover, two black-and-white etchings by Honegger on the title page and at the end of the text; quarto size (11.75" by 8"), pagination: [i-iv] 5-18 [19-20] [1 colophon], one of 100 copies, this number 60, thirty-five copies were also printed with an additional suite of prints, twenty-six copies were lettered A to Z and offered to employees only, signed by Gottfried Honegger. Wraps covered with an acetate wrapper. Please note that the text is in German.
___CONDITION: Volume is in fine condition, with clean wrappers, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight, the interior is clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; a very small crease to the top corner of the back wrapper, else fine. Acetate wrapper is better than very good, with minor edge wear and a couple creased corners.
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