Sale: 366 / Rare Books including Marine Art, May 17./18. 2010 in Hamburg Lot 93

 
Ernst Barlach - Der Findling 1922

93
Ernst Barlach
Der Findling 1922
Estimate:
€ 7,000 / $ 7,910
Sold:
€ 6,720 / $ 7.593

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Barlach, E., Der Findling, ein Spiel in 3 Stücken. With woodcut title and 20 orig. woodcuts as well as a signed extra suite of the woodcuts on Japon by Ernst Barlach. Berlin, P. Cassirer 1922. Orig. vellum with gilt-tooled vignette and top edge gilt as well as loose mounted plates, together in boards case. 4to.Feilchenfeldt/Brandis 9.1. - Rifkind Coll. 100. - Reed 234. - Schauer II, 116. - Raabe 15,4. - Schult 172-173 and 175-192. - 1 of 80 numb. copies of the de-luxe edition with the signed extra suite, publisher's imprint signed by the artist. - First book edition on firm laid paper by Zanders, the suite on delicate Japon. - Woodcuts printed by the Pan-Presse in Berlin. Binding designed by Ulber in Berlin. - Der Findling is the third drama by Ernst Barlach that was released by Paul Cassirer. Barlach wrote the play in 1920/21 under the impressions of miseries and uproars in Germany. - "The woodcuts are made in simple designs directly from action in the text. All facial characterizations show brutal faces and worn bodies. The only exception is when the girl shows the radiant child to the audience. Only she is straight and unbent: the poor circling refugees are squat and crooked. The woodcuts seem a premonition of the future and a message from the past. The play seems very contemporary." (Reed) - All plates of the extra suite mounted in upper margin. - Binding slightly bowed, case with blemishes. Foxing only slightly affecting the endpapers, else fine, clean and broad-margined copy of the rare de-luxe edition.
93
Ernst Barlach
Der Findling 1922
Estimate:
€ 7,000 / $ 7,910
Sold:
€ 6,720 / $ 7.593

(incl. 20% surcharge)