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NIETZSCHE, Frederic. Ainsi parlait zarathoustra.

Paris. Georges Cres et Cie., 1919.
12mo. ix, [1], 448pp, [2]. With a half-title and a portrait frontispiece. Extra-illustrated with an additional hand-painted title page, eight full-page hand-painted original designs in gouache, and two full-page hand-painted original designs for the binding by A. J. Powilewicz. Contemporary vellum, painted decoration in red, green, yellow, blue, and gilt, T.E.G., original publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in. Boards a trifle bowed. Decorative hand-painted endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
A delightful extra-illustrated copy of a French edition of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's Also sprach Zarathustra; apparently executed as an exercise for the personal amusement of A. J. Powilewicz, an artist responsible for illustrating several published works, including Charles Foix's Promethee (1924) and Les Bassarides (1926), and Albert Desbranches' Clochets et Grelots (1932).
£ 750.00 Antiquates Ref: 20134