Rinnen. 1976. Portfolio with 22 woodcuts, hand-written poems, title sheet with imprint. Janda 76/40. Case signed, dated and numbered. Each woodcut monogrammed and titled. Twice signed and titled on title sheet, as well as dated and with artist's blindstamp. Imprint twice signed and dated, numbered and with artist's blindstamp. One of 8 executed copies from an initially planned edition of 27 copies. On different types of laid and wove paper (some with blindstamp). Up to 25.5 x 12 cm (10 x 4.7 in). Sheet: each 25,5 x 25,8 cm (10 x 10,1 in). Loose double sheets in half vellum case in board slipcase. With woodcuts (H 184 und H 187) on lid of case and on rear. Case of spine gilt-lettered "Altenbourg. Rinnen". Printed by Werner Lorenz.
EXHIBITION: (Each presumably different copy) Gerhard Altenbourg. Holzschnitte, 22 February - 31 March 1976, Museum und Kunstsammlung Schloß Hinterglauchau, Glauchau, no. 123. Silence: Silence, Silence. Die Sammlung von Wilfried und Astrid Rugo, Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg/Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrücken, 2001/02, p. 133 (with illu.).
LITERATURE: Lothar Lang, Von Hegenbarth bis Altenbourg. Buchillustration und Künstlerbuch in der DDR, Stuttgart 2000, p. 231.