Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1897.
This first edition/first printing is in Near Fine condition. Royal blue binding with red edges. Nice clean and tight copy. Cover shows some rubbing, especially on spine, with slight bumping of corners. This particular copy is of the collection from Fritz Rentsch (1867 -1946, German impressionist and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig) as validated by his stamp on the half-title page.
Die Versunkene Glocke (The Sunken Bell) is an important early play by the German Nobel-Prize winner. It is a symbolic story of a master bell founder and his struggle as an artist and is one of Hauptmann's most popular plays.