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With All Five Prints
Jahrbuch der jungen Kunst 1924. Ed. by Georg Biermann. Leipsic, Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1924. 4to (11⅜ × 8¼ in [29 × 21 cm]). 4 unnumbered ll. preliminary matter, 479 pp., 4 unnumbered ll. publisher’s advertisement. With several text ills., numerous plate illustrations within pagination, the two color plates after Paul Klee (Moth Dance) & Friedrich Karl Gotsch (St. Peter)
and all 5 original prints ,
one of which paginated with. Orig. h. cloth with gilt title on spine and front cover in red & black.
Volume V of this important series of almanacs in a copy of the ordinary edition, beside which there is a first and final de luxe edition of 100 numbered copies, the prints of which with the addition of a further one (O. Coubine) were signed according to the colophon, the latter yet not applying to Dix & Marchand of the Stinnes copy of no. 1. – The five present ones as follows:
Otto Dix, Portrait of a Child (Nelly with lace collar, Karsch 126, II), full-page lithograph signed in the stone Dix 24. – F. Marchand (missing in Th.-B., Vollmer), Street View, full-page lithograph signed in the stone Fmarchand. – Frans Masereel, Kneeling Man, crying behind his hands held before the face, woodcut laid on brown marbled light carton, monogrammed in the stock F M, 4⅜ × 3½ in (11.2 × 9 cm); hand print by Otto Neubert, Public Academy Leipsic. – Charles Crodel, Boy with Fur Cap standing sideways, dreaming, Steckner 225, full-page color lithograph signed in the stone Ch. Crodel. – Jean Emile Laboureur, Elderly Couple before Villa, full-page lithograph signed in the stone Laboureur.
Lithographs printed by Graphische Kunstanstalt Meißner & Buch, Leipsic. – Title & cover design by Hans Möhring ibid. – “… programmatically (the volume) follows again the well-tried model, which puts the dead beside the living – for this latter yet seeks the widest radius which the term of a modern global art allows for” (Biermann). In such a manner each textually concise, but well-documented by illustrations on
Hodler , Joh. Adam Klein , Prud’hon , Redon , Henri Rousseau , Feininger , Kubin , Klee , Darmstadt Secession , Moholy-Nagy , Heckendorf , Munch , Kandinsky , Corinth , Sintenis , Dix , El Lissitzky , Hofer , Matisse , constructivism , Young Art in the Russian Museums and Collections , Modern Art in the Silesian Museum Breslau , The New Gallery of the 17th to 18th Centuries in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum , Caspar David Friedrich , Daumier , Steinlen , Czech Prints etc. etc.
Read, but utterly decent copy. Especially noted nonetheless: the partially variedly paled and particularly on the back cover a little stained binding as a whole slightly worn. Pp. 19-24 with longer slight box pleat, pp. 30-270 with first increasing, then decreasing dog-ear at the head, isolated (tiny) margin spots. All as rather the rule with not particularly frequent occurrences. Biermann’s Junge Kunst Jahrbücher packed – and still do – a punch after all. And this by no means just for the names remaining established as picked out above.
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