Rare Schopenhauer Biography by Helen Zimmern

Arthur Schopenhauer: His Life and His Philosophy

Helen Zimmern

London, 1876


First edition, first printing. Publisher’s brown cloth with black and gilt decorations. Binding a bit rubbed and bumped, textblock edges dusty. Internally quite clean. Frontispiece of Schopenhauer’s trademark photo. A Very Good, bright copy. Scarce – no commerce records since 1902(rebound at that), and only two copies found in WorldCat.


Published just 16 years after his death, this book helped introduce Schopenhauer’s still internationally little known philosophy to a wider audience. Helen Zimmern was a naturalized British writer and translator born in Germany. She had a very lengthy and robust career making European works, mainly German and Italian, accessible to English speakers. She also befriended Nietzsche, and would translate two of his works. Though not commonly remembered, she was a rather important figure.

Rare Schopenhauer Biography by Helen Zimmern