Artists' Books Collection

Primeras rosas y otras rosas de Rainer Maria Rilke


Selections of poetry translated from the German and French. Doscientos ejemplares numerados --Colophon. MSU has unnumbered copy. Handmade books published by Ediciones Vigía under the auspices of the Cuban Ministry of Culture. Las traducciones originales al español se deben a Carlos Barral, Jaime Ferreiro Alemparte, A. Gregori, y José María Valverde, y sus versiones han sido retocadas a veces por el compilador --Leaf [3]. Typescript, with handwritten titles and page nos., mimeographed on coarse brown paper, with interspersed mimeographed illustrations on white bond. Stapled at left margin and glued to brown wrappers, with endpapers of green and brown tissue-paper. The front wrapper is illustrated with a flower made from black and white tissue paper, and gauze dipped in dark orange paint and dried. Tied to the real twig stem is a length of 3 twisted yarns, brown, salmon, and olive colored, which is tied to the flap of a small opened envelope. Inside the envelope is a folded banner (8 x 27 cm.) with the title of the work and the name of the compiler, in reproduced, decorative manuscript, hand-colored, and with glued-on rose leaves. MSU copy: gift of Jeanne Drewes (2000).


  • Estévez Jordán, Rolando, 1950-
  • Fernández Retamar, Roberto
  • Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926

Publication Date: 1999

Original Size: 39 p. [22] leaves : ill. ; 43 cm.

Collection: MSU Libraries Cuban Artists' Book Collection

Call Number: oversize N7433.35.C8 C8 Box 1, Tray 1C

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