[Bem, Edvard- Superb Jugendstil] Cerna a Zlata
Roudnice nad Labem: Milan Svoboda, 1912.
First edition. Striking and eminently aesthetic Czech production printed in Bohemia just after the turn of the century, bound in exquisite silk over boards with Nouveau-style illustration and decorative borders on both covers, lettering on spine in light brown, by Ant. Malik. With six woodcut illustrated full-page title pages (with tissue inserts) as well six full-page plates, headpieces and decorative initials throughout by Czech artist Edvard Bem. A delicate and extremely attractive Czech Art Nouveau rendering. Very good, with fraying along the margins of the fragile spine, near fine internally. Extremely scarce. No copies found on internet.
Price: $1,250.00 Item #3893