Nov 09, 2021 - Sale 2587

Sale 2587 - Lot 205

Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,000
RUPPERSBERG, ALLEN. Siste Viator. Facsimiles of twenty books by various authors. Mainly 8vo, cloth or printed wrappers; dust jackets as issued. Titles in four languages (English, Dutch, Polish, German), one book in each languge printed in its entirety, the others printed covers only with the contents blank; each copy inscribed by the artist on a bookplate with a soldier's name who was killed in action. Rupperbersberg's project for the Dutch city of Arnhem, revisiting the tragic World War II battle in the area that claimed the lives of eight thousand soldiers in nine days of September 1944. The project consisted of republishing twenty popular books of the time, five from the best-seller list of each of the four countries most involved in the battle. One of 50 unnumbered examples. Arnhem, The Netherlands: Sonsbeek, 1993