Hillern's Higher than the Church ca. 1920 by Wilhelmine von Hillern ~ legend of Breisach Cathedral, Albrecht Durer ~Upper Rhine, Germany


Title: Hillern's Higher than the Church

Author: [Wilhelmine von Hillern]. Translated by Mary J. Safford

Description: No date (circa 1920). Green cloth boards with black lettering on spine and front cover. Cloth is lightly worn at extremities. Previous owners' names on ffep and facing the title page; very light scattered soiling. 74 pages. 6 x 4 inches. Published by the Handy Book Company, which incorporated in 1915 and moved from Reading to Harrisburg in 1923.

Higher than the Church is a legend set in the early sixteenth century in the German town of Breisach (located on the Rhine, across the river from French Alsace), in which the emperor Maximilian I and the artist Albrecht Durer figure. The main character is a young artisan and student of Durer's, who is commissioned to carve an altar for the Breisach cathedral. During the many-year ordeal he is separated from his lover.

Wilhelmine von Hillern (1836-1916) was a German novelist.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Handy Book Company
Place: Reading, Pennsylvania
Year: 1920

Keywords: Handy Literal Translations, Catholic, fiction,

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