Important Anthology of German Expressionism

KUEPPERS, Paul Erich (ed.)Das Kestnerbuch. Hannover, Heinrich Böhme, 1919. 4to [281 x 223 mm]. 158, (2) pp. With 12 original woodcuts and lithographs. Publisher’s grey cloth-backed tan boards.

FIRST EDITION. This anthology of German Expressionism comprises original woodcuts by Erich Heckel (Dube T 319 b), Ernst Barlach (Schult 163), Lyonel Feininger (Prasse W 46 II), Kurt Schwitters (Schmalenbach-Bolliger 250), Wilhelm Plünnecke and Eberhard Viegener, and lithographs by Paul Klee (Kornfeld 75b), Conrad Felixmüller (Söhn 176 b), Max Buchartz, Otto Gleichmann, Richard Seewald (Jentsch L 91) and Max Unold. The poems and stories are by Thomas Mann, Alfred Döblin, Walt Whitman, Else Lasker-Schüler, Max Pulver, Theodor Däubler and others. – Binding somewhat stained, one text page with red pencil annotations, otherwise in good condition.

Bibliography: Garvey, The Artist and the Book 105; Jentsch 53; Söhn, HDO 130; Rifkind Coll. 321; Raabe, Zeitschriften 139; Raabe 174,3.

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