Item #31544 Grimod de la Reynière. Franz Blei.
Grimod de la Reynière.
Grimod de la Reynière.
Grimod de la Reynière.
(Kaldewey Press)

Grimod de la Reynière.

Kaldewey, Gunnar (illus.)

(Hamburg: Kaldewey Press, 1976). Small quarto. (16)pp. One of thirty copies, this example printed on white Sheufelen paper. Signed by Gunnar Kaldewey on the colophon. The sole illustration is a relief printed etching on the front cover showing the "Bibliothèque d'un Gourmand," taken from the first of de la Reynière's almanacs. This is the first book produced by Kaldewey, who came from a successful career in antiquarian bookselling into the world of fine printing and artist's books. Nearly fifty years later, Kaldewey continues to create clever, insightful works that combine carefully curated works of world literature with an artistic response to that text, allowing for a visual and verbal synthesis. This first work marks Kaldewey's only traditional typographic book, as it incorporates Garamond italic throughout, and was printed by the same Black Forest press that produced his rare book catalogues. An auspicious beginning for one of the late 20th century's most dymanic and global-minded private press men. In black paper over boards with relief print in upper cover, housed in an aluminum foil-lined black box with alumium foil lettering piece on spine. Item #31544

(von Lucius, pp. 50-53).

Price: $5,500.00

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