[Budapest]: Athenaeum, 1911. With two full page coloured maps and nineteen full page illustrations of which one is two-coloured. The main part is the copy of Kós’ illustrated, manuscript text. First edition. Published as annex of “Magyar Iparművészet” Vol. 14. Text in Hungarian, printed in black, blue and red. Coll.: (2 [editorial foreword]), 8 [printed text, on different paper], 57 [last page printed on recto of rear panel of the wrappers] p. In original, illustrated wrappers, printed in black, blue and red.
Kós’ second book, with twenty-two full page illustrations in his unique, Translyvanian Art Nouveau style.
Kós’ illustrated, historical, ethnographic, architectural essay about Kalotaszeg and the Szeklers’ art and craftsmanship.
Károly Kós (1883–1977) was a Hungarian architect, writer, graphic artist, ethnologist, publisher and politician. Both in graphic art and architecture he was influenced by Vienna Secession, Art Nouveau and the traditional Transylvanian style that resulted a unique and particular mixture in his works.
. Spine restored. Otherwise in very good condition.
The authors inscription on the cover from 1911. (The name is scraped out).