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    Sale 2497 | Lot 103
    Price Realized: $2,250With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2497 Lot 103

      (LEFLER, HEINRICH; and JOSEF URBAN.) Musaeus, J.K.A. Die Buecher der Chronika der drei Schwestern. Full-page lithographed illustrations, elaborate pictorial borders, some colored and heightened in gilt, plus black-and-white decorations throughout, by Lefler and Urban. Square folio, 395 x 400mm; 15 1/2x15 3/4 inches, publisher's original decorated blue cloth, spine ends and tips rubbed with some loss, joints and edges a bit rubbed, few bumps; occasional light marginal spotting and soiling). Rodenberg S. 280; Thieme-Becker XXII 559; Schug 462. Berlin: J. A. Stargardt, 1900

      Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

      The Jugendstil masterpiece, printed in a small edition by the Reichsdruckerei in Berlin as a representative piece for the 1900 World's Fair in Paris. The book's designer, Paul Voigt, used the square format, popular in Vienna at the time, and employed a Gothic sensibility and typography to create this celebrated work.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,250