The Swallow Book (Das Schwalbenbuch)

Ernst Toller

Published by Oxford University Press, 1924
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Red and Black decorative Paper cover shows swallows flying outside prison bars. Some chipping to outside edges of this cover. 54 pp. English Version by Ashley Dukes. Author's dedication, " In my cell two swallows nested in the year 1922." Text is bright, with rough cut pages and sound binding. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Swallow Book (Das Schwalbenbuch)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1924
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Very Good

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TOLLER, ERNST
Published by POTSDAM GUSTAV KIEPENHEUER VERLAG PUB 1924. (1924)
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Book Description POTSDAM GUSTAV KIEPENHEUER VERLAG PUB 1924., 1924. VG/NO D.J. THIS IS A NEW THROUGHLY REVISED EDITION OF 1927 (20-25 TAUSEND) GREY PAPER COVERED BOARDS PRINTED IN ORANGE WITH LIGHT CORNER WEAR, BUMPS TO THE SPINE ENDS, AND A SHORT BREAK AT THE REAR SPINE EDGE. A NICE COPY OF A BOOK INSPIRED BY EFFORTS OF SWALLOWS TO NEST IN HIS CELL, THAT THE PACIFIST LEFT-WING AUTHOR WROTE IN 1922-1923 WHILE SERVING HIS 5 YEAR SENTENCE AT THE NIEDERSCHOENENFELD FORTRESS PRISON FOR HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE 1919 MUNICH COMMUNIST REVOLUTION. THIS REVOLUTION WAS THE RESULT OF THE ASASSINATION OF KURT EISNER, THE LEADER OF THE SHORT-LIVED BAVARIAN SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT. Binding is HARDCOVER. Seller Inventory # 007697

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Ernst Toller
Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford (1924)
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Book Description Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1924. Overlapping paper. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 53 pages. The red and black cover is frayed round the overlapping edges and there is light soiling to the deckle edges of the pages. A contemporary translation in verse from the German by Ashley Dukes. Size: 5¼" x 7½" (130mm x 190mm). Seller Inventory # 003450

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Toller, Ernst (Dukes, Ashley)
Published by Oxford University Press/Humphrey Milford, Oxford/London (1924)
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PsychoBabel & Skoob Books
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Book Description Oxford University Press/Humphrey Milford, Oxford/London, 1924. paperback. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. cover detached, but preserved; multiple chips to cover edges; early pages unevenly cut; last pages uncut; age spotting to last page; text tight and bright. Used. Seller Inventory # 045066

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TOLLER, Ernst
Published by Gustave Kiepenheuer, Potsdam (1924)
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Book Description Gustave Kiepenheuer, Potsdam, 1924. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. TOLLER, Ernst, 1893-1938, German Playwright and revolutionary. Potsdam: Gustav Kiepenheuer [1924]. 58 + 1 + 1 page ad. pictorial light green softcover lettered and illustrated in black. Title inspired by the efforts of a pair of swallows to nest in Toller's prison cell. The swallows were removed by the authorities to sharpen Toller's punishment. This volume contains some of the best poetry written during his imprisonment. Spalek 53. Toller was a left wing pacifist author who it in 1922-1923 WHILE SERVING HIS 5 YEAR SENTENCE AT THE NIEDERSCHOENENFELD FORTRESS PRISON FOR HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE 1919 MUNICH COMMUNIST REVOLUTION. THIS REVOLUTION WAS THE RESULT OF THE ASASSINATION OF KURT EISNER, THE LEADER OF THE SHORT-LIVED BAVARIAN SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT. Tape covers most of the spine, but some of the original spine with text is still here intact. Seller Inventory # 004045

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TOLLER, Ernst
Published by Oxford University Press, London (1924)
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Book Description Oxford University Press, London, 1924. Soft cover. Condition: Fair. 1st UK Edition. Soft covers are well rubbed and creased at the corners. Head and tail of spine slightly bumped. Scuff marks and heavy discolouration front and back. Front cover is chipped along fore edge. Most pages are heavily foxed and well discoloured due to age, mostly around the edges. Edges deckled, and many page uncut at head edge. Binding is neat and tidy, this book is in fair condition. *We try to describe the faults of our books meticulously - they often present better than they sound. Seller Inventory # POE179

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Toller, Ernst [Dukes, Ashley; translator]
Published by Oxford University Press, London (1924)
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Book Description Oxford University Press, London, 1924. Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. From the authorís dedication page "Written, 1923, in the fortress of Niederschonenfeld. Published in Germany, 1924. While Toller was in prison for his part in the Bavarian revolution a pair of swallows nested in his cell. These are the passionate and very beautiful fragments of free verse with which he paid them tribute. 7.5x5.5", 55pp. Near fine or better copy; and very scarce thus; pages bright and clean. Seller Inventory # KC15812

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