Vienna, 1903. Band I. Heft 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9. Six fascicules from the first of two volumes; the second was published in 1910 in a different format. Pagination 1-48 and 97-144. Each number is 16 pages for a total of 96 plates. 4to, plain green cloth. Good copy only but with spectacular plates and very scarce. Rebound into original covers with original lettering laid down onto new spine. Custom clamshell box. Fragile. Some paper restoration to plates and some small repaired tears; completely resewn on new hinges. Half-inch stain on plate 31 and a few stray spots on inner margin of plate 97. A beautiful pattern book of lithograph designs printed in brilliant aluminum plate, applicable to "surfaces": posters, graphics and textiles, with work by Kolomon Moser, Josef Hoffmann, Gustave Klimt, Max Benirschke, et al. Number 7 features, women artists. Number 8 includes posters for Vienna Secession exhibits and other Secession posters by Adolf Bohn, Andri, Kurzweill and Moser. Provenance: from the library of noted architect Ely Jacques Kahn with his name in ink on front pastedown. (An unsigned rough pencil sketch of a woman on front free endpaper.) Kahn was an American commercial architect and skyscraper designer; one of the key architects of Jazz Age New York, and his early work used elaborate and colorful decoration.. Cloth. Good. 4to. (Inventory #: 004487)
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