1915 · New York
First edition. Series of essays on then current important artists in the fields of literature, music, and art. Contents: The genius of Joseph Conrad -- A visit to Walt Whitman -- The buffoon of the new eternities: Jules LaForgue -- Dostoievsky and Tolstoy, and the younger choir of Russian writers -- Arnold Schoenberg -- Music of today and tomorrow -- Frank Wedekind -- The magic Vermeer -- Richard Strauss at Stuttgart -- Max, Liebermann and some phases of modern German art -- A musical primitive: Modeste Moussorgsky -- New plays by Hauptmann, Sudermann, and Schnitzler -- Kubin, Munch, and Gauguin: masters of hallucination -- The cult of the nuance: Lafcadio Hearn -- The melancholy of masterpieces -- The Italian futurist painters -- In the workshop of Zola -- A study of de Maupassant -- Puvis de Chavannes -- Three disagreeable girls.
BAL 9910. Publisher's blue cloth gilt lettered; gilt dulled; top and bottom of spine pulled and frayed. 1915 Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper. Without the dust jacket. (Inventory #: 22318)