Öreg csillagok. [Old Stars.]. Ede Toroczkai-Wigand.
Öreg csillagok. [Old Stars.]
Öreg csillagok. [Old Stars.]

Öreg csillagok. [Old Stars.]

Budapest: Táltos, 1916. With two full-page illustrations and numerous initials and astrological illustrations printed in blue and black. First edition. Limited and numbered edition up to 100, this copy holds number 26. In original illustrated hard paper. With a full-page manuscript inscription by the author on half-title in ink, dated on Christmas Eve. 37, (3) p.

Toroczkai collected the various names of the stars and constellations that the people in Transylvania used. He also compiled the folk stories of the area regarding the stars. Contains two full page allegoric celestial maps with the folk-names of the stars and constellation. In unique, Transylvanian Art Nouveau style.

Ede Toroczkai-Wigand (1869–1945) was a Hungarian architect and designer of decorative art. The thoughts of John Ruskin and the Arts and Crafts Movement had a major influence on him. Toroczkai-Wigand had the idea that art, architecture, folk customs and language is a complex structure and this complexity and “holism” reflecting in the unique character of his works.

Beside being a prolific architect and designer, who was awarded at many international exhibitions (Paris, 1900; Torino, 1902; St. Louis, 1904), Toroczkai-Wigand published bibliophilic books, partly on his art and partly about the art, architecture and the folk tales of the Székelys in Transylvania. In these publications he combined the content and the typography of the print into a special unity, in the manner of the unique Transylvanian Art Nouveau style.


Price: €500.00

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