Begrebet Angest. En simpel psychologisk=paapegende Overveielse i Retning af det dogmatiske Problem om Arvesynden af Vigilius Haufniensis.

Kjøbenhavn, 1844.

8vo. A magnificent copy, completely uncut, in the original blue paper-binding (in Danish the so-called "hollanderede" binding) with the original printed paper title-laebl to spine. Spine lacking very small protions of the paper, but 95% intact. Part of the paper label has been carefully glued back on, preserving the printed lettering in its entirety. The spines of the original Kierkegaard cardboard bindings are always just thin paper directly gued on the block, making them extremely fragile. If one finds these original bindings, the spines are almost always more or less disintegrated. The present copy is a rare exception that furthermore has the original title-label. Minor wear to edges of boards. Housed in a beautiful marbled paper box with richly gilt black morocco spine in mid 19th century style. Gilt super ex libris to front board of box (box made by Anker Kysters Efterf. and gilt by Hagel Olsen). Blank top part of title-page professionally restored, far from touching lettering. A small damp stain to blank upper margin of the last leaves, far from affecting text. A bit of brownspotting throughout, but less than usual. With the book-plate of Jørgen Bertelsen to inside of front board and pencil annotations describing the rarity of the work. A splendid copy. (8), 184 pp.

The very rare first edition - in completely original state - of this classic of existentialism, Kierkegaard's landmark work in philosophy, psychology, relion, and literature, "The Concept of Dread" (or "Concept of Anxiety"), one of a very small number of copies printed.

"Begrebet Angest" is one of Kierkegaard's most important and influential philosophical works, absolutely essential to all later existentialist writers. It is from this work that the notion of "Angst" (anxiety) in philosophy originates and this work that more than any other influenced existentialism.

Apart from "Sexten opbyggelige Taler" (the amputated "Atten opbyggelige Taler" -without the two that were quickly sold out), this is the rarest of Kierkegaard's works. The exact number of copies of "Begrebet Angest" has never actually been verified, but it is a fact that it was issued in a significantly smaller number than the other works. It is said to have appeared in 250 copies, whereas almost all of Kierkegaard's other works appeared in ab. 525 copies.

Himmelstrup: 68.

Order-nr.: 60359

DKK 75.000,00