Item #7814 Maximin, ein Gedenkbuch. Stefan GEORGE.
Maximin, ein Gedenkbuch
Maximin, ein Gedenkbuch

Maximin, ein Gedenkbuch

Berlin: Blaetter für die Kunst (1907). 4to. 53 pp.

Item #7814

The lavishly produced tribute create by Stefan George to honor his talented young consort, Maximilian Kronberger. George's homosexuality is most clearly revealed in the love poetry he devoted to Kronberger, whom he identified as a manifestation of the divine. Kronberger died unexpectedly of meningitis in 1904 on the day after his 16th birthday. Deified by George, the cult of 'Maximin' became an integral part of the George circle.

Printed in red and black with gold embossed cover drawing by Melchior Lechter and gilt edges. One of 200 numbered copies printed on Japanese paper, vellum boards, gilt edges, decorative devices throughout. photographic frontispiece. A stunning example of a very rare book.

Price: $6,000.00

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