29 October 2013
WESTHEIM, Paul (1886-1963). Das Holzschnittbuch. Potsdam: Gustav Kiepenheuer, 1921.
4o (192 x 250 mm). Original woodcuts signed by Schmidt-Rottluff, Feininger, Heckel and Compendonk, numerous illustrations and plates, including 4 hand-colored plates (some dampstaining). Publisher's vellum, title on spine, upper cover with woodcut design (some dampstaining). Provenance: acquired from Weyhe, 1962.
LIMITED EDITION, number 59 of 100 copies. The original woodcuts include: Erich Heckel, "Zwei am Meer" on wove paper signed "Erich Heckel" in pencil and dated 1920 (D. 326); Lyonel Feininger "Segelboote mit Monde" on Japan paper, signed "Lyonel Feininger" (P.w. 183); Heinrich Campendonk "Frau mit Blume" on wove paper, signed "Campendonk" (E 32); and Karl Schmidt-Rotluff "Gespraech vom Tod" on wove paper, signed "S Rotluff" (S 267).
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