Leipzig: 1911, Berlin.
S. Fischer for the Society of Bibliophiles. Elephant folio bound in rich dark brown crushed morocco with gilt interlocking and bold gilt borders on both covers as well as additional stylized gilt designs on inner dentelles all in the style of Henry van de Velde, superb interpretive illustrated endpapers with #210 of 250 Numbered Copies. 24 exquisite etchings by Alois Kolb and four full-page magnificent etchings with tissue guards, each one signed in pencil at bottom right by Kolb. Top edges gilt. An expansive production of a scarce work on the private press of the Royal Academy of Graphic Arts in Leipzig, Georg Belwe letterpress, Richard Berthold images and initials. Alois Kolb (1875-1942) was a Viennese artist and book illustrator known for his painterly etchings. In an impressive and period binding showing the Viennese influence on design.
Price: $1,750.00 Item #2113