May 25, 2017 - Sale 2449

Sale 2449 - Lot 2

Price Realized: $ 18,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
15 1/2x11 3/4 inches, 39 1/2x29 3/4 cm. J. Löwy, Vienna.
Condition A: contents clean; slight foxing on cover and restoration along spine. In original linen binding.
This is the only comprehensive book on the Austrian poster during its golden age. It contains works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Koloman Moser, Julius Klinger, Ernst Deutsch and others, boasting 24 color plates and 176 black-and-white illustrations in all. Although undated, it was probably published in 1914, and certainly suffered from appearing right at the beginning of the First World War, as very few copies have survived. In many ways it can be considered the Maîtres de l'Affiche of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, with the addition of scholarly text to complement the images. This is one of the 200 copies bound in linen; 30 additional numbered copies were bound in leather and printed on Japan. rare.