1928 The Antichrist of Nietzsche
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First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Limited Edition, Publishers' Original Binding
An illustrated limited edition English language translation of Friedrich Nietzsche's 1895 discussion of Christianity and morality. Number 72 of 550 copies printed on Arnold's Handmade paper, the first translated by P. R. Stephenson.
Featuring provocative engravings from prolific Australian artist, etcher, sculptor, writer, art critic, novelist, cartoonist and amateur boxer Norman Lindsay. Illustrated with seven engraved plates from Lindsay, with an illustrated title page. Collated, complete.
In his original preface, Nietzsche noted that a reader of this work 'must be honest in intellectual matters to the point of hardness to so much as endure my seriousness, my passion'.
A pencil inscription to the front free endpaper remarks that this work is 'Mr. Bernard Shaw's copy'.
A beautifully illustrated limited edition copy of this controversial discussion of Christianity from the German philosopher, written shortly before his infamous nervous breakdown.
In the publisher's original half morocco binding, with cloth covered boards. Rubbing to joints and back strip head and tail, with significant losses in these regions. Tape and tape residue to head and tail of front and rear boards, towards joints. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.
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