Sale: 348 / Rare Books, Nov. 17./18. 2008 in Hamburg Lot 102

 
Alexander Tairoff - Entfess. Theater. 1923


 
102
Alexander Tairoff
Entfess. Theater. 1923
Estimate:
€ 250 / $ 285
Sold:
€ 864 / $ 984

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Tairoff, A., Das entfesselte Theater. Aufzeichnungen eines Regisseurs. With 12 (3 in colours) plates. Potsdam, G. Kiepenheuer 1923. Orig. boards with cover illustrations by El Lissitzky. Large 8vo.
Lang 52 and Abb. 267. - Schauer II, 126. - Blickfang p. 247. - Lewis, Twentieth Century Book p. 56. - First edition of the important publication. - "Die Einbandillustration zählt zu den gelungensten buchgraphischen Arbeiten des Künstlers" [transl.:"The illustration counts among the best book graphic works by the artist"] (Blickfang). - Copy of the first edition from 1923, still with the artist's monogram and the publisher's notation below the drawing on the binding; both not in the second edition from 1927. - Binding slightly soiled and bumped and with minimal traces of rust in places; all in all good and clean copy. Half title with multiline autographed dedication signed by Alexander Tairoff, dated 1925.
First edition of the important publication from 1923, with the extraordianry cover illustration by El Lissitzky and with artist's monogram and the publisher's notation, not in the second edition (1927). With 12 (3 in colours) plates. Orig. boards. - Binding slightly soiled and bumped and with minimal traces of rust in places; all in all good and clean copy. Half title with multiline autographed dedication signed by Alexander Tairoff, dated 1925.

102
Alexander Tairoff
Entfess. Theater. 1923
Estimate:
€ 250 / $ 285
Sold:
€ 864 / $ 984

(incl. 20% surcharge)