Die Sonne

München (Munich): Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1920. Limited Edition (German). Leather bound. Sextodecimo [16 cm] 3/4 red leather with marbled paper over boards. Hubbed spine. Top edge gilt. In the thin card slipcase with a paper title label on the side panel (lightly rubbed, and with several short splits in the edges). The spine of the book is subtly sunned.

From the limitation page-

"Dieses Buch wurde Späterbst 1920 in der Offizin D. C. Wolf & Sohn in München für den Kurt Wolff Verlag in München in einer einmaligen Auflage von 800 numerierten Exemplaren von den Holzstöcken gedruckt, die Frans Masereel 1919 geschnitten hat."

Number 368 in an edition of 800. Very good. Item #57357

63 woodcuts. Masereel's woodcut series, which were mainly of sociocritical content and of expressionistic formal concept, brought Masereel international acknowledgment. Among them were his so-called image novels including 'Die Sonne,' 'Passion eines Menschen,' 'Mein Stundenbuch,' 'Die Idee,' and 'Geschichte ohne Worte,' which all date from the 1920s.

Price: $400.00

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