Auction 26 - Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

October 16, 2012

Hermann Hesse – Two Typewritten Poems / Dedication and Signatures

Opening: $2,000
Hermann Hesse, two typewritten poems, signed by hand. 1941
1. Bericht des Schüllers. A typewritten poem. At the end of the poem is Hermann Hesse's signature. On the lower margins is a long dedication, signed in Hesse's handwriting: "I am sending a few poems… as a token of gratitude for your letter… go on your way and try to separate between being busy with poetry and your livelihood. Better do professional business than mix this need with your leanings towards being an intellectual poet".
2. Prosa (auf einen Dichter). Typewritten poem. At the end of the poem, Hesse's signature and the date were added in his handwriting.
[2] leaves, 29.5 cm. Good condition. Folding marks, minor tears.
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Items of interest of a non-Jewish nature