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    Sale 5140

    Fine Printed Books Including Modern First Editions & Miniature Books

    25 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 180

    CONSTRUCTIVISM -- VAN OSTAYEN, Paul and Oskar JESPERS (illustrator). Bezette Stad. Antwerp: F. Casie, 1921. 4°. 5 plates after Jespers. Original paper wrappers, illustrated after a design by Jespers (light soiling, short tear to spine foot). Custom-made card folder. FIRST EDITION OF THIS MASTERPIECE OF MODERN TYPOGRAPHY. One of 500 copies, this one number 334. Artists' Books in the Modern Era 35 ('carefully choreographed combination of avant-garde typography and bold woodcut images'); From Manet to Hockney 63.

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    CONSTRUCTIVISM -- VAN OSTAYEN, Paul and Oskar JESPERS (illustrator). Bezette Stad. Antwerp: F. Casie, 1921. 4°. 5 plates after Jespers. Original paper wrappers, illustrated after a design by Jespers (light soiling, short tear to spine foot). Custom-made card folder. FIRST EDITION OF THIS MASTERPIECE OF MODERN TYPOGRAPHY. One of 500 copies, this one number 334. Artists' Books in the Modern Era 35 ('carefully choreographed combination of avant-garde typography and bold woodcut images'); From Manet to Hockney 63.


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