Budapest: Kiadja a H·z, 1909.
First edition. Original publisher's illustrated full vellum binding with exquisite illustration in black line on cover, beveled and contoured edges. One of the fifty copies printed on handmade paper and bound into illustrated vellum. Inscribed, signed and numbered by the artist. A wonderful production, with 29 reproductions of bookplates. Housed in its original half cloth folder, open on both ends as issued, with illustrated panels, printed on blue paper. Illustrated endpapers and title page. (32) leaves. In fine condition. The Luxury Edition of the collection of Lajos Kozmaís Art Nouveau bookplate designs and an early publication of Lajos Kozma (1884ñ1948; Hungarian graphic artist and architect), a collection of twenty-nine bookplates, created in Art Nouveau style. Most plates were designed for progressive, leftist Hungarian intellects and artists in the manner of the Wiener Werkst‰tte and Gustav Klimt. Near fine with only minimal wear to vellum. In a superb light blue fine wove cloth clamshell case with quarter contrasting turquoise crushed leather spine, gilt wavy and stippled ruling, floral designs, raised bands and lettering, and lined in gray-green felt, by Sean E. Richards. A truly wonderful production indeed.
Price: $4,250.00 Item #4886