Item #31714 Zehn Holschnitte. Gustav Wolf.
Zehn Holschnitte.
Zehn Holschnitte.
Zehn Holschnitte.
Zehn Holschnitte.
Zehn Holschnitte.
Zehn Holschnitte.
(Wolf, Gustav)

Zehn Holschnitte.

Wolf, Gustav (illus.)

Karlsruhe and Leipzig: Verlag der Quelle, (1910). Quarto. (11)ff., unbound. One of 120 copies. Signed in blue pencil by Wolf, who with the same tool has marked the first sheet's text with indications for word spacing. Ten two-color woodcuts of dragons have been printed on thin yellow paper and then tipped onto larger sheets of light brown Japanese card. Most of the designs blend the East Asian typology of a dragon with a Surrealist's knack for the unsettling. In some of the images, the dragon is somewhat shapeless, but with eyes everywhere and a gaping mouth. In others, the dragon's grotesque head or body contrasts swirling patterns. Only at the first image is the dragon visible in its entirety. The first image also bears text, in which Wolf briefly muses on the infinite shapeshifting of dragons. An impressive, exuberant series, housed in cloth-covered portfolio, with title stamped in black on upper cover. Portfolio retains original glasseine, chipped but quite intact. Also with original publisher's cardboard box, with paper label. All materials housed in dropback box. Fine. Item #31714

(von Borries H 21-31).

Price: $2,750.00

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