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Das Bouquet. Eine erotische Blutenlese von Ali-Czeh. Nach Zeichnunben von Paul Kropp

Kropp, Paul

Publication Date: 1918
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Scarce, with the only library holding the book according to OCLC FirstServe the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Folio, 37.5 by 29.5 cm. No. 75 of 500 copies printed. Bound in wraps with cover art that almost could pass for original (unprinted) artwork. Unpaginated. 36 leaves. With 15 mounted color plates depicting the erotic taboo in an Expressionist manner. The illustrations come off as dream or trance-like. The printing is on a thick high grade paper stock, with the section titles and the names of the illustrations the only content of many of the pages. Facing the illustrations are text that do not so much as explain the illustration as provide a context and a background to it, or supplement it in some way. The risque nature and darkish exploration of the project would appear to have anticipated the licentious atmosphere and breaking down of societal inhibitions that characterized Weimar Germany and the Twenties more generally. Soiling on the cloth spine and general wear to the cover. Hardcover. Paper pastedown. Cloth spine. Bookseller Inventory # 004243

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Title: Das Bouquet. Eine erotische Blutenlese von ...

Publication Date: 1918

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: Limited First Edition.

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