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Laske, O.
Die Arche Noah.
Wien; Anton Scroll & Co, [1925]. FIRST EDITION. Landscape folio leporello (concertina style with the sheets hinged together). Twelve superb brightly coloured chromolithographs mounted on board with cloth hinges. The lithographs form one continuous double-sided pictorial narrative of animals heading two-by-two into the Ark, including Noah and his family. One hinge expertly restored, edges very slightly rubbed but clean, bright and well cared for. Tidy gift inscription to front cover dated 1925. A Near Fine copy. Oskar Laske, was a distinguished self-taught Viennese architect, artist and designer. He exhibited this children's picture book at the 1925 Vienna Secession, of which he was a member. His later post WWII work is solely dedicated to his coming to terms with his wartime experiences. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Keel Row Bookshop Ltd - ABA, ILAB & PBFA [North Shields, United Kingdom]
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