Autographed  by  the  Author

The  Édition  de  Luxe

of  the  First  English  Edition  on  Van  Gelder

in  55  Copies  only

Beethoven – Rolland, Romain. Beethoven the Creator. The Great Creative Epochs. I: From the Eroica to the Appassionata. From the French by Ernest Newman. 2 vols. London, Victor Gollancz, 1929. Large 8vo (10⅜ × 7⅛ in [26.5 × 18 cm]). 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-vol. 1st part (supposedly all) of Rolland’s Les grandes époques créatives, whose likewise 2-vol. 2nd part Le chant de la résurrection. La Messe solennelle et les dernièrs sonates followed only in 1937 and has found obviously no continuation within the English edition here. In the BMC (now British Library Catalogue) only present 1st part and only as one of 55 copies, too. – With 168 pages Appendix !

One  of  the  only  55  copies

of the édition de luxe on wonderfully fresh heavy handmade Van Gelder paper ,

Romain Rolland, Beethoven the Creator

autographed  by  the  author .

Offer no. 15,447 / EUR  1380. / export price EUR  1311. (c. US$ 1579.) + shipping

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