Auction 42 - Rare and Important Items

Else Lasker-Schüler – "The Nights of Tino of Baghdad" - with Corrections in her Handwriting

Opening: $3,000
Die Naechte der Tino von Baghdad /‎ von Else Lasker-Schüler, mit einer Einbandzeichnung der Verfasserin. Berlin: Paul Cassirer (edition of all her writings), 1919. Second edition. German.
Anthology which contains short prose passages, composed by Else Lasker-Schüler (Alberfeld 1869-Jerusalem, 1945), a poet, author, playwright and painter, one of the leading expressionist poets of the 20th century.
Presented is a copy owned by Lasker-Schüler, to which she added handwritten corrections and comments, in pencil. On Page 1, page 29, page 67 and page 69 appear corrections and comments the most significant of which are on page 69, beings the corrections to the prose passage "Der Dichter von Israhab".
For example: On the title page Lasker-Schüler added: "Meine Tasche liegt hier, Stückä immerdar" ("my bag is lying here, now and forever"); on the last page she corrected the word "Affen" (monkeys) to "Kameels" (Camels) and then added a verse from a German folk-song from the 18th century, and the note "Bass" in brackets.
72 pp, 24 cm. Fair condition. Detached cover and leaves. Spotting. Wear to edges of leaves and cover.
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