GRAND-CARTERET, John; 'LUI' devant l'Objectif Caricatural

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From newsletter 18:

17. NIBELUNGEN Das Nibelungenlied. Übersetzt von Gotthard Oswald Marbach. Mit Holzschnitten nach Originalzeichnungen von Eduard Bendemann und Julius Hübner. Leipzig, Otto & Georg Wigand, 1840. 32 x 24 cm. Contemporary richly gilt dark red full leather with title ticket. Marbled endpapers. Gemarmerde schutbladen. (420) pp. All pages in decorated borders. With extensive list of subscribers (22 pp.). First edition. Binding a bit worn at the edges. At the beginning and the end a little foxing, at the end also a vague waterstain.

€ 175

* Because this large size edition was not ready at the planned date, the artists Alfred Rethel and C. Stilke were asked to design some of the 45 romantic woodcuts adorning this book. A very extensive poem of more than 10000 lines, with delicate illustrations, to be perceived without glasses.

(a corner of the binding)