SCHOLEM, Gerhard [& Walter Benjamin].
Amtliches Lehrgedicht der philosophischen Fakulät der Haupt-und-Staats-Universitüt Muri.
[The Unofficial Didactic Poems of the Philosophy Department of the Great State University at Muri.]
Second edition, one of a limited edition of 250 numbered copies published on 10 March 1928. The first edition was produced in only one copy on 15 July 1918. The book is dedicated to “Walter Benjamin Rektor der Universität Muri”, and although his name does not appear here as an author, it has been established that he and Scholem co-wrote the book. The text is a satirical ABC of philosophy, for instance, “From Plato one learns early on / As the psychologists are taught / That the phenomenologists are / But a love child of the Holy Spirit”. In addition to being a rare glimpse of the humour of philosophers, the present work is a delicately ornamented alphabet book that is rarely found in even this condition.
Perfect bound with black yarn. White wrappers printed in black. Each leaf is a doubled-over sheet. Housed in a black cloth solander box. Wrappers browned, upper wrapper rubbed and a little creased, dampstain to the lower edges and the top corner of the upper wrapper, contents toned. A very good copy.
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