Aranyfüst. [Gold Leaf.]. László Medgyes, Ladislas.
Aranyfüst. [Gold Leaf.]
Aranyfüst. [Gold Leaf.]
Aranyfüst. [Gold Leaf.]
Aranyfüst. [Gold Leaf.]
With 20 Art-Nouveau Illustrations

Aranyfüst. [Gold Leaf.]

Budapest: Ráth Mór, 1913. Illustrated with 20 full page Art Nouveau illustrations by Medgyes. The five figural tail pieces are also by him, just as the illustrated title page that is printed in black and yellow. First edition. Limited edition up to 250 copies. Numbered, one of 200 copies printed on hand made paper, and bound into half vellum. In publisher's half vellum. 88, (4) p.

Twenty short stories by László Medgyes (1892–?) the Hungarian avant-garde graphic artist and stage designer. He held his first exhibitions at the gallery of the most important Hungarian avant-garde magazine, the “MA” that also published his works in print. Since the 1920s he lived in Paris where he established his school (École Medgyes pour la Technique du Théâtre) together with the Hungarian architect Ernő Goldfinger, for scenic design. He worked as interior designer throughout Europe and in the US.

One of the most beautiful Hungarian Art Nouveau books. Scarce. WorldCat locates only 2 copies in institutional holdings worldwide, none in the US.

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Price: €1,500.00