Francois Villon: Das Grosse Testament; Mit 17 Zeichnungen von Hans Fronius, 1949

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Das Grosse Testament; Mit 17 Zeichnungen von Hans Fronius Author: Francois Villon et al. Publisher: Amandus-Edition Release Date: 1949 Seller Category: POETRY Qty Available: 1 Condition: Collectible: Excellent Sku: AFAB0019 Notes: A Near Fine First Edition in a Good dust wrapper. Translated into German by Wolfgang Benndorf (“Wolfgang Benndorf (= Peter Welf)” on title page). Brown cloth binding with small gilt decoration and gilt lettering to front panel and spine. 11 ½” x 8 ½.” [viii] ix-xxv, [2] 3-128, [1]. Includes 17 black-and-white illustrations by Hans Fronius. Former owner’s bookplate tipped in on the front pastedown: “Ex Libris Annaliese Grube Breitenkamp.” “Druck: Ehrlich & Schmidt, Wien” printed on copyright page. Very clean and intact except for slight age. Beige mylar-protected dust wrapper has several large chips at corners and edges with some measuring about 1” x 1 ½.” German translation of Francois Villon’s collection of poems, Le Testament. Francois Villon (c. 1431- c. 1463) is one of the most well-known French poets of the Late Middle Ages. Le Testament is considered by many to be a stunning example of medieval poetry. The poems are mostly independent of one another but are unified by recurring religious themes and contemplation of mortality.