A Book for All and None - full titile Also sprach Zarathustra. Ein Buch fr Alle and Keinen by Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) published in 1908 by Erschienen Leipzig: Insel-Verlag. This book was written in several parts between 1883 and 1892 this is a special limited and numbered edition of only 530 printed in 1908. This is number 360. (see photo 3)
4 parts in one volume, 2o (372 x 253 mm or 14 7/8" X 10 1/8" ). Double-page ornamental title, printed title with vignette, each part with separate title, head- and tail-pieces. The title pages and ornamentation in gorgeous Art Nouveau style by Henry van de Velde are in burgundy, bronze, and black on ivory wove paper. Type by G. Lemmen printed under the direction of Harry Graf Kessler. 161 pages plus a 2 page index. Binding tight. Cover shows some fingerprints and stains (more due it being cream colored than intentional staining). No rips, tears or odors. Inside clean and crisp. Two owner book plates one from J.S. Bache and the other George A. Cooke on inside board. Cover and spine have embossed gilt design. Cover folds over so book looks like it is in a box of sorts (see photo 7). The book is over-sized (see last photo next to a pen for size). This exact book has gone upwards of 10- $12k at auction in the past few years. It will only grow in value.
Most of Nietzsche's works, received little attention during his lifetime. He went on to become a great German philosopher and cultural critic. His writings on truth, morality, cultural theory, history, nihilism, power, consciousness, and the meaning of existence have had an enormous influence on Western philosophy and intellectual history.