Jan 29, 2019 - Sale 2497

Sale 2497 - Lot 39

Price Realized: $ 1,375
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(HOSCH, PAUL/SWISS ILLUSTRATION.) D'r Luschdig Lipiti und Sini Schbezel. Complete suite of 8 colored lithographed plates designed by Hosch with hand-lettering by Melching. Oblong 4to, plates loose as issued in pictorial lithographed folding portfolio. Printed by W. Wassermann. Basel: Wepf/Schwabe & Co., [1915]

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first edition of "one of the most wonderful swiss children's books" by the architect Paul Hosch illustrated [with] verses written in Basle dialect--Kaiser, Swiss Picture Books, page 33. Hosch, also known as Hosch-Wackernagel, trained at the Darmstadt Künstlerkolonie in architecture and design. These images to illustrate instructional rhymes show the influence of the Vienna Secession and Wiener Werkstätte mixed with a very witty and nonsensical flair.