DJ price-clipped on volume one- both djs scuffed- Stated First Edition BCDE; 9.70 X 6.60 X 4.80 inches. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Cosima Wagner's Diaries (2 VOLUME SET)
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Javanovich
Publication Date: 1980
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description Collins, London, 1978. Original Hardcovers. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Editions. 1978 & 1980. Two volume set. PP 1199; 1200. B&W illustrations to each volume. "In her understanding of Wagner's literary and musical work Cosima was, as Wagner himself recognized, an equal partner. She also participated actively in the creation of the Bayreuth festivals, and, less happily, espused the composer's many prejudices. But the special attraction of the diaries lies in their private revelations: the minutiae of child-rearing and housekeeping; the quarrels and tensions brought about by Wagner's moodiness and constant money problems; Cosima's own tendency to depression, her torment when separated from her two elder daughters, and her struggle to obtain the divorce which would regularize her position and remove the stigma on her children. Every page of her single-minded chronicle of devotion throws new light on Wagner, whose comments on mucic, literature, people, events, even his dreams, she set down for her children and for posterity." Spine of jacket of volume one is sunned. Foxing to fore edge and top edge of volume two. Books and unclipped jackets otherwise in very good condition. No inscriptions. PLEASE NOTE: Heavy set so extra will be needed for shipping to non-UK customers. Size: 9.2" Tall. Seller Inventory # OperaWagner018