THE MARVELLOUS HISTORY OF THE SHADOWLESS MAN by A. von Chamisso and THE COLD HEART by Wilhelm Hauff. With an introduction by Dr. A. S. Rappoport. London: Holden & Hardingham, n.d. [1913?]. Small quarto, pp. [i-ii] iii [iv] v-xiv [1-2] 3-93 [94: blank] [1-2] [i-ii] 3-73 , thirty inserted color plates (twenty of which are mounted on brown paper stock and have captioned tissue guards; remainder are duotone plates) with illustrations by Forester Robson, original pictorial burgundy cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First printing of this edition. PETER SCHLEMIHL, THE SHADOWLESS MAN is "one of the classics of German Romantic literature, first published in 1813 ... Very amusing period piece." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 371. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1234-37. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-27. Bleiler (1978), p. 41. Reginald 02831. Short tear in cloth at lower front joint, touch of rubbing along lower edge, strip of fading along fore-edge of rear cover, a bit of mild foxing (much less that usual), mostly to terminal leaf, a very good, internally nearly fine copy with clean plates and bright cover stamping. A nice copy of an attractive edition of this classic. (#160664).
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