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Carl Otto Czeschka Die Nibelungen Art Nouveau 1st 1909 Vienna Jugendstil Klimt For Sale

Carl Otto Czeschka Die Nibelungen Art Nouveau 1st 1909 Vienna Jugendstil Klimt

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Die NibelungenInterpreted by
Franz KeimIllustrated by
Carl Otto CzeschkaFirst Czeschka editionPublished by
Gerlach & Wiedling, Vienna and Leipzig
[1909]



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Small hardback, original tan cloth with black designs to upper board and spine, top edges green, decorative endpapers printed in blue, 8 double-page colour plates printed in gold, black, blue and orange, 17 vignettes, one decorative initial, two decorative ‘bird’ panels, decorative title spread, stapled binding, 67 pages. German language. Approximate size 5.9 x 5.3 inches (15 x 13.6 cm). Printed by Christoph Reiker’s Söhne.Gerlach’s Jugendbücherei, volume 22. The Austrian-born artist and designer Carl Otto Czeschka (1878-1960) was a member of the Vienna Secession, and joined the Wiener Werkstätte in 1905, where he created Die Nibelungen (1909): his most famous illustrated book, and an outstanding example of the Viennese Jugendstil.Czeschka was one of the most important designers of the Wiener Werkstätte. A contemporary of Gustav Klimt, he left behind a great legacy of Art Nouveau riches in various media, including drawings, graphics, fonts, woodcuts, calendars, postcards, stained glass, jewellery, logos, fabrics, tapestries, theatre costumes and furniture. Die Nibelungen features a series of eight superb double-page colour plates, each heavily embellished with gold, accompanied by small vignettes and decorations – the entire book designed by Czeschka, with ornamental elements reminiscent of Klimt.The true first edition of 1909 is uncommon; most examples seen are reprints from the 1920s. Although the first edition is undated, it is easy to identify by its full cloth binding – all the later printings having paper-covered boards. Note that the first leaf in this copy is a facsimile, exactly reproducing the original page designs (see scans below). A wonderfully illustrated book, and a key work of the period. Condition
Book complete and intact (but with first leaf in facsimile, as noted above). Contents very clean. Very slight bumping to lower corners and some edges, a few small marks, a few tiny foxing spots, usual show-through/offsetting from illustrations, usual slight rusting to staples. Facsimile leaf lightly glued to stub of original. Endpapers with a few foxing spots; reverse of front free endpaper with inscription. Edges of page block with slight spotting, top with partial fading to colour. Binding fairly tight, with a little splaying. Boards and spine as shown; upper board with faint cup mark, lower joint with glue repair to foot, head and foot of spine with a little chipping.

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Binding photographed (above) and scanned (below).

Above right and below left:
the facsimile leaf (see description).

Below: above page photographed with side lighting
to show gilt decorations (gilt does not reproduce well in scans).

Below: two of Czeschka’s monograms,
dated 1908 and 1909.

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