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Hofmannsthal, Hugo von
ANNOTATED PROOF OF FLORINDO SIGNED IN SEVERAL PLACES ("HUGO V HOFMANNSTHAL")
autograph title-page signed in two places ("Eigenes Manuscript...Hofmannsthal Florindo Scene von Hugo v Hofmannsthal die Striche beachten..."), with extensive deletions, and a number of annotations, in pencil, some in ink, including to half-title ("Christines Heimreise [deleted and replaced by:] Florindo / Scenen / von H. v. H.") and 'Personen-Verzeichnis' ("Florindo / Die Unbekannte / Teresa / Benedetto, Kellner...") 

105 unopened pages, plus blanks, large 8vo (235 x 158mm.), publisher's stamp to title ("Avalun-Verlag Wien IX. Peregringasse 1"), disbound, no place, c.1923?, browned, title-page detached and with traces of old repairs

together with: an autograph letter signed ("Hofmannsthal") to the writer and actor Heinrich Glücksmann, discussing a staging, and making suggestions for the casting of the roles, 2 pages, small 4to, no place, or date ("Mittwoch"), browning and creasing; and an autograph letter signed by the actor Josef Kainz, 4 pages, 8vo, autograph envelope, Vienna, 15 June 1900


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Catalogue Note

Corrected proofs of complete works by Hofmannsthal are of the utmost rarity at auction.

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