Wiener Werkstätte

JELUSICH (Mirko)Die vier Elemente [= The Four Elements]. Ein Bilderbuch für die reifere weibliche Jugend. [Zeichnugen von Mitgliedern und Freuden des Künstlerhauses].

(Vienna), Künstlerhaus, (at the end: Reproduciert und gedruckt von C. Angerer & Göschl und Albert Berger), Fasching [Carnival] 1925.

Square 8vo, publisher’s chemise [by the Wiener Werkstätte] with hand-painted paper and gold paper doublures, black and white silk cord. (2) pp. of thin pink paper (the first blank, the last with the table), (40) pp. Printed on recto only, except for the 8 pages of text (long poem by Mirko Jelusich). Complete.

Full-page illustrations by Berthold Löffler (11, of which the title-page), Hans Frank, Richard Teschner, K. F. Gsur, S. Hruby, A. Kenner, C. Fahringer, A. Janesch, L. Keck, E. Stella, E. Puchinger, E. Karlinsky, A. Goltz, E. Veith and H. Cornaro.

First Edition.

Fine publication of the Vienna Künstlerhaus, in Wiener Werkstätte portfolio, with illustrations by talented artists of the period, including Bertold Löffler (1874-1960), the great Austrian painter, printmaker, designer and ceramicist.

Small tear to top of spine, else a very good copy of a fragile publication.

Price: 600,00 euros

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