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Sale: 456 / Rare Books, Nov. 20. 2017 in Hamburg Lot 70

 
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Heym, Georg
Umbra vitae. Nachgelassene Gedichte. München, K. Wolff 1924.

Das Hauptwerk expressionistischer Buchillustration in Deutschland.

1 von 500 numerierten Exemplaren. - Die gesamte Buchausstattung lag in den Händen Ernst Ludwig Kirchners, bis hin zu den Holzschnitten auf Einband und Vorsätzen. Der Künstler hatte sich längere Zeit intensiv mit den Gedichten Georg Heyms beschäftigt. "Bewegte, vielfigurige Darstellungen, die das Zerspringen der Welt in Chaos zeigen, kaum umrissene Gebilde, Gebäude und Gestalten, Tod, Mord und Verwüstungen, verwirrende Bilder, die fast in Schwarz verschwinden, zeugen von Kirchners intensiver Auseinandersetzung mit den Gedichten" (Papiergesänge). - "The color woodcut cover is one of the most memorable of any twentieth-century artist's book" (Robert Flynn Johnson für die Logan Collection).

EINBAND: Farbig illustrierter Orig.-Leinenband. 23,5 : 16,5 cm. - ILLUSTRATION: Mit 49 Orig.-Holzschnitten von E. L. Kirchner. - ZUSTAND: Wohlerhaltenes Exemplar.

LITERATUR: Dube 61 und 759-807. - Artist and the Book 142. - Raabe 3. - Göbel 624. - Schauer II, 119. - Lang 175. - Jentsch 152. - Rifkind Coll. 1474. - Reed 104. - Papiergesänge 45. - Eyssen S. 162. - Castleman S. 229. - Logan Coll. 46.

The main work of expressionist book illustration in Germany. The entire book decoration was made by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, including woodcuts on binding and endpapers. 1 of 500 numb. copies. Orig. cloth binding, illustrated in colors. 23.5 : 16.5 cm. With 47 orig. woodcuts by E. L. Kirchner. Well-preserved copy.

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Georg Heym
Umbra Vitae, 1924.
Estimate: € 6,000 / $ 7,020
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