Blüthe und Frucht in dekorativer Anordnung. Nach der Natur aufgenommen. Eine Sammlung von Studien für das moderne Kunstgewerbe, enthaltend Friese, Pilaster, Flächenmuster, Füllungen, Gehänge, Stilleben und dergleichen nach natürlichen Pflanzen und Geräthen.
Berlin and New York
by Behrens, C.
Berlin and New York: Bruno Hessling, n.d. [circa 1900]. Folio, title-page, 36 b&w heliotypes tinted with yellow. Disbound plates housed in a quarter blue cloth portfolio with beige paper boards printed in raw umber with floral illustrations, and cloth ties. Portfolio is a bit rubbed around the edges, some minor foxing to the edges of the leaves, else a very good copy with bright plates. A collection of floral and fruit arrangements for the modern arts and crafts industry, including friezes, pilasters, bas-reliefs, wall decor, hangings, surface patterns, et al., in resplendent art nouveau style. Behrens was the artist renowned for his iconic image “The Kiss” (Der Küss) 1898. (Inventory #: 108614)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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