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The Tale of Love and Death of Cornet Christpher Rilke

by Rilke, Rainer Marie

First American Edition

Price: $50.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA


  • Seller Inventory #: EM-B1176-05
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First American Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: WW Norton
  • Place: New York, NY
  • Date published: 1932
  • Keywords: PROSE GERMANY HERO

New York, NY: WW Norton, 1932. New York, NY, WW Norton, 1932. First American edition. 8vo. White quarter cloth with gilt lettering on spine over black boards decorated with an embossed gilt shield showing two rampant dogs, red top-edge on text block, printed on heavy, rough cut paper, 38 pp. This prose-poem is the most popular of all Rilke's writing, the "Cornet", as it is known to many readers, is a brief romantic episode of the Turkish wars, which has an appealing touch of reality as its hero, the Cornet of the Horse who rode so dramatically to his doom, was a figure in the Rilke family history. Some chips missing from the dust jacket, but otherwise, this book is in remarkably good condition. Owner name on end page, under dust jacket flap. Very good in a very good dust jacket; protected by a mylar cover.. First American Edition. Quarter Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.