Oct 11, 2012 - Sale 2289

Sale 2289 - Lot 194

Price Realized: $ 5,520
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(KLIMT, GUSTAV.) Lucian of Samosata. Die Hetaerengespraeche des Lukian. Translated into German by Franz Blei. Text printed in gold and black. 15 collotype plates after drawings by Klimt, 365x290 mm; 14 1/2x11 1/2 inches (sheets), full margins. Small folio, original grey chamois leather binding designed by Josef Hoffmann at the Weiner Werkstätte, signed on lower rear cover with Hoffman's monogram and Werkstätte stamp, the front cover with large coppered lettering panel, scuffed, scattered soil marks, rubbing with loss at edges and tips, needs restoration; internally quite clean but for some finger soiling; early owner's ink inscription on front blank, small sticker to verso of front endpaper; lacks dust jacket and slipcase. Leipzig: Julius Zeitler, 1907

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number 57 of only 100 copies in an original wiener werkstätte binding designed by josef hoffmann from a total edition of 450. Klimt's fluid, erotic illustrations were selected by him from a series of studies he had undertaken in preparation of his two celebrated "Water Serpents" paintings, 1904-1907 Hayn-Got. IV, 294.