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    Franz Stassen and Richard Wagner. Der Ring Des Nibelungen: Das Rheingold. Berlin: Verlag Ludwig Schroeter, [1930]. First edition. Folio. Inscribed by artist Franz Stassen on verso of front cover to Fraulein Erika Dernburg during the Bayreuth Festival in 1932. Very good condition.

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    Franz Stassen and Richard Wagner. Der Ring Des Nibelungen: Das Rheingold. Berlin: Verlag Ludwig Schroeter [1930], 1930.

     

    First edition. Folio. Title page plus twenty-four numbered loose plates in cloth portfolio. Inscribed by artist Franz Stassen on verso of front cover to Fraulein Erika Dernburg during the Bayreuth Festival in 1932. Title page with some wear to edges, portfolio soiled and worn, the inside flaps are loose but present. The black and white plates are in excellent condition.

     

    Franz Stassen (1869-1949), was a German painter, draftsman, and illustrator. From 1886 to 1892 he attended the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts. Considered "the German Arthur Rackham", and one look at his images and that comparison becomes readily apparent. From 1908 on he was an intimate member of the Bayreuth Festival and the Siegfried Wagner circle. Stassen illustrated the entire Ring Cycle of Wagner. Complete copies of these folios are rare, inscribed copies are scarce indeed.



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