Wien-Leipzig: Universal-Edition [PN U.E. 6208], [February 3, 1922]. Small folio. Original publisher's printed wrappers. [i] (title), 2-7, [i] (blank) pp. Printed note to foot of first page of music: "Copyright 1920 by Universal-Edition." Printed note "Weag." [Waldheim-Eberle A.G.] to lower right corner of final page of music.
Publisher's catalogue "Arnold Schönbergs Werke in der Universal-Edition" dated "I [January] 1922" to verso of lower wrapper. Price "1.50" (currency not specified) handstamped to upper right corner of upper wrapper.
Wrappers and title somewhat browned, especially at edges; slightly worn; rust marks from staples with resultant stains.
First Edition, second issue. Rufer (Engl.) p. 30. Ringer p. 312. Tetsuo Satoh pp. 7-10. Dated according to website of Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna.
The author of the text, Victor Klemperer (1881-1960), a cousin of conductor Otto Klemperer, became famous through his diaries from the Third Reich, which have been translated into English (published in 1998 and 1999 as I Shall Bear Witness and To the Bitter End). A professor of French literature at Dresden University before 1935, he was able to survive in Dresden thanks to the support of his non-Jewish wife and other lucky circumstances. After the war, he remained in East Germany. It is little known that as a young man he also wrote poetry; the present poem was published in 1906 as a winning entry to a competition. Item #24242
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