Richard Wagner / Arthur Rackham (ill.) - Godenschemering (Belgian Deluxe Limited Rackham edition of 100 copies) - 1912

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Richard Wagner / Arthur Rackham (ill.) - Godenschemering (Belgian Deluxe Limited Rackham edition of 100 copies) - 1912
Children's books, Illustrated, Literature - Quantity: 1 - Limited edition, Numbered edition, tipped in plates - Book

"Godenschemering" by Richard Wagner and illustrated by Arthur Rackham

"De Nederlandsche Boekhandel te Belgie" - 1912, first Belgian edition (limited deluxe edition of 100 copies, this being no. 14) - 93p, 35cmx25cm - Gilded leather Jugendstil bindings - complete with 15 colored plates incl. frontispiece by Arthur Rackham - condition: very good copy, with beautiful binding, some foxing, all tipped-in plates present. A highly collectible copy

This is one of the rarest of the Deluxe Rackham editions since it was issued in such a small quantity in the high quality illustrated boards.

The last in Richard Wagner's cycle of four music dramas titled Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung, or The Ring for short). It received its premiere at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on 17 August 1876, as part of the first complete performance of the Ring.

The title is a translation into German of the Old Norse phrase Ragnarök, which in Norse mythology refers to a prophesied war among various beings and gods that ultimately results in the burning, immersion in water, and renewal of the world. However, as with the rest of the Ring, Wagner's account diverges significantly from his Old Norse sources.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Children's books, Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Richard Wagner / Arthur Rackham (ill.)
Book Title
Godenschemering (Belgian Deluxe Limited Rackham edition of 100 copies)
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1912
Edition
1st Edition
Language
Dutch
Original language
Yes
Publisher
De Nederlandsche Boekhandel te Belgie
Binding/ Material
Leather
Extras
Limited edition, Numbered edition, tipped in plates
Number of pages
93
Dimensions
35×25 cm
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