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Pictor’s Metamorphoses and Other Fantasies by Hermann Hesse (1982 First UK Edition Hardback)


£60.00

(Uncorrected proof copy)

Very Good condition used 1982 First Print
UK Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Jonathan Cape, London.
Author: Hermann Hesse.
Edited with introduction: Theodore Ziolkowski.
Translator: Rika Lesser.
Jacket Design: Alan Tunbridge.
ISBN: 0224020250.
Approx. dims: 225mm h x 145mm w x 25mm d.

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Pictor’s Metamorphoses and Other Fantasies by Hermann Hesse (Uncorrected proof copy)

Note: There is a card inside: Jonathan Cape have pleasure in submitting for review a copy of Pictor’s Metamorphoses by Hermann Hesse- September 1982. Slight sunning to inside bank page behind card.

Condition and Description:

Very Good condition used 1982 First Print UK Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Jonathan Cape, London.
Author: Hermann Hesse.
Edited with introduction: Theodore Ziolkowski.
Translator: Rika Lesser.
Jacket Design: Alan Tunbridge.
ISBN: 0224020250.
Approx. dims: 225mm h x 145mm w x 25mm d.

Intact clean condition dust jacket within removeable protective Mylar sleeve, with slight rubbing and slight signs of handling. Original inside DJ price intact. Intact DJ spine. DJ over very good condition grey cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. 213 clean slightly tanned inside pages of English text, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Pictor’s Metamorphoses and Other Fantasies by Hermann Hesse:

Selected and with an Introduction by Theodore Ziolkowski.

In the spring of 1922, several months after completing Siddhartha, Hermann Hesse wrote a fairy tale that was also a love story, inspired by the woman who was to become his second wife. That story, Pictor’s Metamorphoses, is presented here along with a half century of Hesse’s other short writings. Inspired by the Arabian Nights and the tales of the Brothers Grimm, these nineteen stories display the full range of Hesse’s lifetime fascination with fantasy–as dream, fairy tale, folktale, satire and allegory.

Also see our Poetry, Verse & Prose catalogue.