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Probedrucke von Otto Elsner, Buchdruckerei und Verlagsbuchhandlg.

1914. Presentation album promoting the work of the pioneering printing firm, including unpaginated (16 pp.) introductory text printed in blue, black, silver and white within elaborately ornamented borders, and 12 mounted samples of work by the firm, including publicity brochures, advertisements, pamphlets, stationery, and other items, most in striking colors, compositions and formats, with descriptions on decorative tissue guards. Folio. Orig. ornamental cloth, front cover a bit warped. Berlin n.d. (circa 1914).

A spectacular publication, reflecting the firm's originality, creativity and great attention to detail, presenting striking designs for publicity material, epitomizing later manifestations of Jugendstil aesthetics.

Book ID: 9838

Price: $8,500.00