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Das unheimliche Buch

From Bibliodyssey

I'm nost sure what it's about, but the binding is to die for. It's certainly mysterious. It's £75 from these people and it's by Felix Schloemp.


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May. 28th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
Ooh, gorgeous!
May. 28th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Schloemp is a very good name. A quick Google suggests he also wrote books about 'Die Meschuggene Ente' and 'Der Perverse Maikaefer'. Interesting-sounding fellow...
May. 28th, 2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
'Der Perverse Maikaefer' also has a great cover:
May. 28th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
erm... wow. Yes, that's perverse all right.
May. 28th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
The other has a pretty weird cover too:
May. 29th, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
the mad duck
or the gremlin's jokes

All rather bizarre. I think the next time I'm near a German antique book shop I need to have a look.
May. 29th, 2010 09:53 am (UTC)
Please do, we need to know more! (Actually it looks like those two are new editions, so maybe he's coming back into fashion.)
May. 29th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
May. 29th, 2010 09:13 am (UTC)
Much wrongness. I am amused.
May. 29th, 2010 09:13 am (UTC)
Very pretty.
May. 29th, 2010 09:18 am (UTC)
These are cool! I particularly like the bat.
May. 29th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Good find! I couldn't track down much at all about him.
May. 30th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
"Das Unheimliche Buch" appears to be a collection of stories edited by Schloemp, as opposed to written by him. One of them is by Nobel winner and later Nazi sympathiser Knut Hamsun, translated as "Das Gespenst", which I take to be "Et spokelse", in which a youthful Hamsun is haunted by a ghost after taking a tooth he finds in a cemetary.

The following expired Austrian e-Bay sale (different edition, not half as nice a binding) suggests it also contains stories by Poe and ETA Hoffmann, and that it is the second book in a series starting with "Das Gespensterbuch" (The Book of Ghosts):

A concordance for the Good SOldier Svejk refers to a fleeting reference in that work, suggesting Schloemp worked as a humourist, and giving a d.o.b. of 1880:
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