London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
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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