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Walser Robert

The first edition of the story-book of Robert Walser. Five etchings of Karl Walser, his brother. Copy No.242/600, this copy is signed by K. Walser. The binding and some pages with slight traces of using, otherwise in good condition. 24.5 x 19 cm, 247 pp.

Robert Walser (1878-1956), German-Swiss writer, the leading representative of literary modernism. Only in the seventies, he was rediscovered, even though very famous German writers such as Christian Morgenstern, Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin or Hermann Hesse were among his great admirers. When Musil reviewed Kafka´s first collection of stories, he observed that the Prague author was “a special case of the Walser type.” The end of his life Robert Walser spent in mental home.

Illustrator: Walser Karl

Publisher: Max Rascher, Zurich
Year: 1919
Number of copies: 600
Edition: 1.
Cover: original cloth
Condition: slightly damaged

Price: 27000 CZK