May 19, 2022 - Sale 2605

Sale 2605 - Lot 16

Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 35,000


DAS PLAKAT. Set of 10 hardcover volumes. 1912-1921.

Sizes vary, each approximately 11 1/2x9 1/2 inches, 29 1/4x24 cm.
Condition varies, generally B+ / A-: some pages and tip-ins missing or loose; certain volumes with edge-wear and staining. Each bound, some in Lucian Bernhard covers.

Founded in 1905 by Hans Sachs (a dentist in Berlin), the Verein der Plakat Freunde (Association of Friends of the Poster) began publishing Das Plakat (The Poster) in 1910. The publication, printed in German, ran through 1922 and its influence cannot be understated. Each issue is a treasure trove of information, and includes many color reproductions and tipped-in illustrations. Its publication was not continuous, and was slightly irregular, interrupted by the First World War, but we believe this to be one of the most complete sets of this leading and important journal. Images available upon request.