Thursday, January 16, 2014

Books: Nietzsche im Haus

It's Thursday night and I'm waiting for an ending-diagonal to finish up, probably next week, in the 1868 SPX area.  VIX and volatility ETFs like UVXY are expected to make new lows -- heck, UVXY announced a 4:1 reverse split today.

Let's see if I have anything interesting on the shelves to pass the time.  Friedrich Nietzsche is interesting.  In fact, he's a heavy favorite around here.  Leaving aside the usual books, Modern Library eds and paperbacks, here are the unusual volumes I have from Nietzsche.

Let's start with The Will to Power, tr. Ludovici, T. N. Foulis, London, 1910, 2 vols:

The Will to Power, 1910 ed.

Ain't she a beauty?  This is #1470 in a series of 1500.  When I first found this set many years ago at the Bookman's Alley shop in Evanston, IL, the pages had not been cut properly, so I painstakingly separated them with a razor blade.  Then I read it all.

They are from the Oscar Levy complete works of Nietzsche, but printed in London, and not by Macmillan.


The Will to Power

Here is a Macmillan edition of The Future of Our Educational Institutions, tr. Kennedy, Macmillan, New York, 1911, from the Oscar Levy works:

The Future of Our Educational Institutions, 1911 ed.

I can't remember where I found this one, The Dawn of Day, tr. Volz, Macmillan, New York, 1903.  She's such a beautiful volume.

The Dawn of Day, 1903 ed.

This book had been part of a collection at Ft. Sheridan Library, but it has minimal markings, primarily this plate on the inside cover.

The Dawn of Day, 1903 ed.

Finally, here is a hardcover 1st ed of Walter Kaufmann's modern translations of The Portable Nietzsche for the Viking Portable Library, New York, 1954.


The Portable Nietzsche, 1954 ed.

Good luck over the long weekend; let's see if we can get a proper reversal next week as the ending-diagonal finishes up.

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