Effi Briest. Roman von Theodor Fontane. Mit Steinzeichnungen von Max Liebermann. Max Liebermann, Theodor Fontane.
Effi Briest. Roman von Theodor Fontane. Mit Steinzeichnungen von Max Liebermann.
Signed Illustration by Max Liebermann

Effi Briest. Roman von Theodor Fontane. Mit Steinzeichnungen von Max Liebermann.

[Berlin]: [Maximilian-Gesellschaft (text printed at: Officina Serpentis; lithos at: W. Lassally)], [1927]. With 21 original lithographs by Max Liebermann, three of them full page and the first is signed by the artist (on p. 3). First edition with these illustrations. De luxe edition, one of 325 numbered copies. Printed on hand made paper with the watermark of the Maximilian-Gesellschaft. In original limp vellum, with gilt ornaments of gothic-geometric and Biedermeier-floral double-frame, and a butterfly on a cross in the middle on front panel. Spine and rear panel also with gilt title and ornamentation. Binding designed by Marcus Behmer and bound by Hübel und Denck. Upper edges gilt. (12), 313, (7) p. Housed in the original hard paper folder. Bookplate on pastedown. In near mint condition.

One of the most beautiful examples of the 20th century German book art.

Signed by Max Liebermann (1847–1935) the German-Jewish impressionist painter and printmaker who created 21 fine lithographs for the book. Three of his illustrations are full page, and the first “Effi auf der Schaukel” (Effie on the Swing) is signed in pencil.

Published as the annual gift for the members of the Maximilian-Gesellschaft, the association of German bibliophiles.

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Price: €4,000.00