KLIMT (GUSTAV) LUCIAN of Samosata. De Hetaerensgespraeche des Lukian, NUMBER 24 OF 100 COPIES SPECIA
Lot 121
WEINER WERKSTATTE BINDING LUCIAN of Samosata. De Hetaerensgespraeche des Lukian, NUMBER 24 OF 100 COPIES SPECIALLY BOUND BY THE WEINER WERKSTÄTTE
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WEINER WERKSTATTE BINDING
LUCIAN of Samosata. De Hetaerensgespraeche des Lukian, NUMBER 24 OF 100 COPIES SPECIALLY BOUND BY THE WEINER WERKSTÄTTE, from an overall edition of 450, translated into German by Franz Blei, the text printed in gold and black, 15 plates after Gustav Klimt, tissue guards, original chamois leather binding designed by Josef Hoffmann at the Weiner Werkstätte (signed on the lower cover with Hoffman's monogram and Werksätte stamp), the upper cover with large coppered lettering panel, plain dust-jacket (short tears), original slipcase with paper gilt lettering spine label (rubbed with small loss to sine), large 4to, Leipzig, Julius Zeitler, 1907

Footnotes

  • ONE OF ONLY 100 COPIES IN A WEINER WERKSTÄTTE BINDING DESIGNED BY JOSEF HOFFMANN. Gustav Klimt's illustrations, mostly "erotic" female studies, were selected by him from a series of studies he had undertaken in preparation of his two celebrated "Water Serpents" paintings, 1904-1907.
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