Autographed by the Author
The Édition de Luxe
of the First English Edition on Van Gelder
in only 55 Copies
Beethoven – Rolland, Romain. Beethoven the Creator. The Great Creative Epochs. I: From the Eroica to the Appassionata. From the French by Ernest Newman. London, Victor Gollancz, 1929. 2 vols. Large 8vo. With woodcut illustrations and 30 plates. 432 pp. Orig. cloth (spines foxing) in time-marked slipcase.
First English edition, one year after the French original, of the 2-vols. 1st part (supposedly all) of Rolland’s “Les grandes époques créatives”, whose 2nd part “Le chant de la résurrection. La Messe solennelle et les dernièrs sonates” followed, also in 2 vols., only in 1937 and has found obviously no continuation within the English edition here of which the BMC (now British Library Catalogue) mentioned only the 1st part and as only as one of 55 copies like here, too. –With 168 pages Appendix !
One of the only 55 copies
of the édition de luxe on wonderfully fresh heavy handmade Van Gelder paper ,
autographed by the author .
Offer no. 15,447 / EUR 1380. / export price EUR 1311. (c. US$ 1765.) + shipping
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