Faust. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Faust.
Faust.
(Ernst Ludwig Presse)

Faust.

(Darmstadt: Ernst Ludwig Presse, 1922-23). First two large octavo volumes, of three originally issued. 214, (iv); 323, (ii)pp. From an edition of 1,000 copies, this is one of 100 large paper copies. Designed, and with initial lettering by Christian Heinrich Kleukens, whose choice of typeface and the lithesome opening initial “I” clearly show the influence of T. J. Cobden-Sanderson. Kleukens was an artistic director of the Ernst Ludwig Presse from 1907 until 1937. According to Roderick Cave, the style of the Press was relatively severe and essentially served as a vehicle for the use of typefaces designed by Christian and his brother Friedrich Wilhelm, who worked together at the Press until 1914, when Friedrich left to found the Kleukens Presse. Bound by Ernst Rehbein at the Kleukens Binderei in full vellum, with gilt titling and rules. Light soiling to front panel of volume two. Housed in cream cloth slipcase. An elegant set, lacking the original third volume that was released several years later. Item #21701

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