Insel-Verlag

PETERS (Agnes)Die Abenteuer Sindbads des Seefahrers, wie sie aufgezeichnet sind in dem Buche genannt Tausend und eine Nacht.

Leipzig, Insel-Verlag, (Offizin W. Drugulin), 1913.

Large 8vo, publisher’s green paper boards illustrated in black, pink, white and gold. 119 pp., (4) pp. Complete.

Binding design, decorated capital letters, frontispiece and illustrated title, 8 colour plates by the artist Agnes Peters.

First Edition.

Attractive Insel-Verlag production and apparently the only book design of this artist.

The publishing house Insel-Verlag was founded in 1899 by a group of wealthy amateurs and aesthetes who wanted to escape the bad taste of mass editorial production. The trademark was designed by the architect Peter Behrens, and represents a sailing ship (symbol of freedom) in a circle perched on Art Nouveau waves. The company earned its renown by turning book production into an art form; it printed the works of classic authors and also gave a new generation of writers, such as Rainer Maria Rilke, their start.

Bookplate of the Max Zettler collection.

Lovely copy.

Ref. Sarkowsky, Der Insel-Verlag. Eine Bibliographie 1899-1969, 2

Price: 275,00 euros

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