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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
FAUST, JOHANN von GOETHE (1925) HARRY CLARK SIGNED George G. Harrap 1st Edition
1925. Near Fine. FAUST JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE FROM THE GERMAN BY JOHN ANSTER ILLUSTRATED BY HARRY CLARKE GEORGE G. HARRAP & CO., LIMITED LONDON 1925 Signed and limited first edition. From signed limitation page: "Edition limited to one thousand copies for England and one thousand copies for the United States, of which this is No. '798' of the English issue. 'Harry Clarke'". Rare edition from George G. Harrap. Large 8 1/4" x 10 5/8" design. Grey boards, cream vellum (leather) spine wrap, newly conditioned, gilt spine titles, light shelf wear. Richly colored frontispiece plate: "Dearest and best, with my whole heart I love thee. p. 178". Includes eight brilliantly miasmic color plates by Harry Clarke and intriguing nouveau illustration throughout in full and partial-page designs. Highly influential renderings from the golden age of gift-book illustration in first quarter of twentieth century. Many rarities not seen elsewhere. Powerfully vivid, chiaroscuro illustrations by Harry Clarke throughout. Beautifully haunting and nighmarish renderings. Vintage rough-cut, deckled leaves, fine; no writing. Bright gilded top-edge. Haunting monochromatic pictorial endpapers in striking blue and white over black. Bind fine, stiff; hinges intact. Clarke (March 17, 1889-1931) was a famed Irish book illustrator and stained glass artist. Born in Dublin, he was a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement. Translated into English, in the original metres, by John Anster. Printed in Great Britain for George G. Harrap and Dingwall Rock, by Walter Lewis, at the University Press, Cambr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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