Also sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen

Decorated by Henry van de Velde (Belgian, 1863–1957), Typographical design by Georges Lemmen (Belgian, 1865–1916), Author Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (German, 1844–1900), Publisher Insel-Verlag (German, 20th century)

Place of Publication: Leipzig, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Castleman, Century of Artists Books, p. 106; Houghton Library, The Turn of a Century, 115.


Overall: 37.8 x 26.5 x 4 cm (14 7/8 x 10 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed book with decorative type and ornaments

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, 1908) Folio; [3 ff.] 160 pp. [2 ff.]; original publisher’s gilt-stamped vellum (red cloth box).

Decorative typesettings and ornaments.

Leipzig: Insel-Verlag, 1908


1984, Ars Libri, Ltd., Boston, sold to MFA. (Accession Date: February 8, 1984)

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund