The  Poetry  of  Expressionism

Soergel, Albert. Dichtung und Dichter der Zeit. Eine Schilderung der deutschen Literatur der letzten Jahrzehnte. Neue Folge: Im Banne des Expressionismus. With 342 ills. 11th-15th thousands. Leipsic, Voigtländer, 1926. Large 8vo. XII, 896 pp., 2 ll. Orig. cloth.

The standard work on the legendary period of German literature. – From the libraries Friedrich Meyer (industrialist in Dinslaken, d. 1932, from the well-known Lower Rhenish family company founded in 1761, his stamp on title) and Siegfried Bißlinghoff. By the latter name and some sketches in pencil on the fly-leaves. – The inner book not quite solid anymore, on the whole a little time-marked.

Brothers  Mann  treated on pages 11, 74-85 (Heinrich Mann’s Development from Renaissance Writer to the Central European Democrat), 157, 174, 325, 364 + 838 with illustrations pp. 75 (full-page portrait of Willi Geiger), 78 (Ludwig von Hofmann’s “Dragon-Fly” to the novella “The Miraculous”), 79 (portrait from the Kurt Wolff almanac 1917) + 79 (Kollwitz illustration to “The Poor”) as well as manuscript of the closing of the novel “The Head” p. 83 (Heinrich) and pp. 74, 81, 802 + 838 (Thomas) resp.

Offer no. 11,577 / EUR  126. (c. US$ 146.) + shipping

“ … and I wish to thank you for packing it so carefully … ”

(Mr. P. M., August 28, 2003)