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Schönberg, Arnold. With contributions (in German) by Alban Berg, Paris von Gütersloh, K. Horwitz, Heinrich Jalowetz, W.  Kandinsky, Paul Königer, Karl Linke, Robert Neumann, Erwin Stein, Ant. v. Webern, Egon Wellesz. Munich, Piper, 1912. Large 8vo. 90 pp., 1 l. publisher’s advertisements., i. a. for the first edition “The Blue Rider” of the same year. With portrait-frontispiece + 5 ills. on 4 plts. (paintings, two of which self-portraits), all mounted on black-blue carton, and numerous examples of music. Orig. boards with coloured fly-leaves.

Hirsch 3rd series, pt. 291 B, 416. – Title in red + black. – (“Arnold Schönberg in highest reverence. – The half of the net proceeds of this book shall be transferred to the Gustav Mahler foundation”.) – Owner’s note of 1916 on title. – Quite isolated minimally foxed. – Fine copy.

“ Schönberg deceives himself – he is not dissatisfied with the technique of his painting, but with his inner desire, with his soul, of which he demands more than it can give today. This dissatisfaction I would wish each artist – for all times. It is not hard to get on externally. It is not easy to get on internally. ‘Fate’ may be glad for us that we not turn off the internal ear from the mouth of the soul ”

(from Wassily Kandinsky’s 6-page contribution “The Paintings”).

With reproduction of paintings by Schönberg for the first time, represented still in the same year in Kandinsky’s  BLUE  RIDER , too. There also beside songs of Schönberg, Berg, and Webern as musical additions Schönberg’s contribution “(The Relations between Composition and Text)”.

Offer no. 13,255 / EUR  222. (c. US$ 268.) + shipping