Gustav Klimt. Gelegentliche Anmerkungen. Buchschmuck von Berthold Löffler. Gustav Klimt, Felix Salten, Berthold Löffler.
Gustav Klimt. Gelegentliche Anmerkungen. Buchschmuck von Berthold Löffler.
Gustav Klimt. Gelegentliche Anmerkungen. Buchschmuck von Berthold Löffler.
Scarce Early Work on Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt. Gelegentliche Anmerkungen. Buchschmuck von Berthold Löffler.

Wien und Leipzig: Wiener Verlag, 1903. Cover, half-title, and ornaments by Berthold Löffler. Half-title and the final page of the work are geometrically illustrated. Each page with green head and tail pieces. First edition. In publisher’s geometrically illustrated wrappers, printed in green, yellow and black. 45, (7) p. Heiner Schwarz’s book plate on inner front panel, designed by Fritz Nettel. Cover slightly worn at spine. Pages yellowed due to acidic paper. A first and last few pages artistically restored. Overall in fine condition.

Extremely scarce, the second earliest monograph on Gustav Klimt.

One of the earliest books by Felix Salten, the Austrian writer, member of Jung-Wien, the society of viennese fin de siècle writers.

Jung-Wien was the literary equivalent of the Wiener Secession, and members of these circles were close friends and associates. Thus evidently the first monographs on the Secessionists were written by the members of Jung-Wien, and obviously these books were designed and illustrated by the artists of the Secession. This very early monograph on Gustav Klimt is one of these publications whose cover and ornaments were designed by Berthold Löffler the outstanding painter and printmaker of the artist group.

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Price: €3,500.00