Albrecht Dürer, Der deutsche Grossmeister der Kunst.
Inscribed by the author
Attractive copy of a scarce art pamphlet, a late 19th century German-American imprint from Cincinnati Ohio. This particular example is inscribed by the author; it is a presentation copy.
Published by its author, Heinrich Armin Rattermann (1832–1923) of Cincinnati, the pamphlet is a monograph on the German Renaissance painter and printmaker Albrecht Durer entitled Albrecht Dürer, der deutsche Grossmeister der Kunston (Albrecht Dürer, the German Grand Master of Arts).
The paper was first presented by Rattermann at the Deutschen Litterarischen Klub (German Literary Club) of Cincinnati, on 27 May 1896. It was subsequently read at the Albrecht Dürer Verein (Albrecht Dürer Club) of New York, on 17 June 1896.
An advertisement on the back cover announces the prospective publication of a ten-volume set of the collected works of H. A. Rattermann. His writings included much on literature, biography, and language.
This copy inscribed by H. A. Rattermann to “M. D. Learned, Editor ‘Americana Germanica,’” a periodical on German and American comparative studies in history, literature, language, etc.
Description: Albrecht Dürer, Der deutsche Grossmeister der Kunst.
Cincinnati, Ohio: Verlag des Verfassers, 1896. First Edition. Inscribed by author. Frontispiece, 48pp. 9¼ x 5¾ inches. Pale green printed wrappers; stapled. Frontispiece portrait of Albrecht Dürer, with tissue guard. Text in German. Small abrasions and small holes to rear wrapper; wrapper separated at tail end of spine. Otherwise, bright and clean, title-page printed in red and black.