8vo, pp. 110, , printed on handmade paper; a very good copy in the original printed wrappers, spine restored.
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Very rare first edition: an early collection of the symbolist poet Stefan George (The Books of Eclogues and Eulogies, of legends and Songs, and of the Hanging Gardens), published in an edition of only 200 copies by the journal founded by George in 1892, Die Blätter für die Kunst.
In 1908-9 Schoenberg composed a 15-part song cycle setting of The Book of the Hanging Gardens, known as the ‘George-Lieder’, which marked the beginning of his atonal period.
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