Der Nibelungen Lied [The Lay of the Nibelungs]. Edited from the old, F. H. Von Der Hagen.
Der Nibelungen Lied [The Lay of the Nibelungs]

Der Nibelungen Lied [The Lay of the Nibelungs]

Berlin: Unger, 1807. First Edition. Wrappers. 1st edition (in German). Original unprinted, double layer front wrapper (name at corner), spine and rear cover renewed to match, uncut (!) with full margins and original sewing, 2 small circular stamps at the beginning and end, small number stamp on verso of title, else very good. 1/2 French morocco case. Seems rare. OCLC lists up to 30 copies, 11 of them in the U. S. (I had trouble counting this entry) but no 1st edition is recorded at auction in 50 years (the ordinary 1810 reprint is what gets sold as the 1st edition). That said, degree of rarity on such a book is hard to positively verify without traveling, but even if you can find another copy (good luck), it won’t be untrimmed in wrappers like ours. Very good. Item #263

Price: $10,000.00

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