AN "ECSTATICALLY UNIFIED WORLD"
RILKE, RAINER MARIA. Five Prose Pieces. Cummington, Massachusetts, 1947.
Limited first edition of five select prose works in English from Rilke's early years, featuring the inclusion of Erlebnis (Experience) together in print for the first time with Die Turnstunde (Gym Period), Begegnung (Encounter), Puppen (Dolls) and UrGerausch (Primal Sound), number 178 of only 203 copies on Van Gelder Oxhead paper (271 total), with original woodcut-engraved illustrations by artist Wightman Williams. $1400.