Paris: Société du Mercure de France, 1901. First French Edition. Limited to an unknown number of copies of which this is no. 944. Octavo (18cm.); contemporary dark maroon morocco-backed marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine in five compartments, marbled endpapers; ,231pp. Leather a bit mottled and rubbed at extremities, small paper flaw to upper cover, endpapers quite foxed and textblock uniformly toned due to inferior paper quality; still, overall Very Good and sound. Item #1351
The first French appearance of Nietzsche's work of dramatic theory, best known in English as "The Birth of Tragedy," and first published in the original in 1872 when the author was still in his twenties. This translation a collaboration between Jacques Morland and music critic Jean Marnold, best known as one of the earliest supporters of the music of Claude Debussy.