Description & Technical information

Fifteen illustrations: Gustav Klimt, chamois
leather binding:
Josef Hoffmann

Executed by: Wiener Werkstätte, 1907, specimen of the premium deluxe edition B, no. 82/100

The book’s box must be from the time the edition was produced since it is lined with aged Jugendstil paper.

A copy of the premium deluxe edition B, No. 82/100, original chamois leather binding, translated into German by Franz Blei, with fifteen illustrations by the artist, minimal signs of use on cover otherwise excellent condition, mint interior.

Date:  1907
Period:  20th century
Origin:  Vienna, Austria
Medium: Chamois leather binding

Marked: in gold on the reverse JH, WIENER
WERK STÄTTE (3 lines), handwritten dedication by Franz Blei (translator of the
Hetairikoi Dialogoi) on the endpaper: Meinen lieben Emil Preetorius in
Freundschaft und Verehrung, datiert 24.12.1907 (to my dear Emil Preetorius in
friendship and admiration, dated 24 December 1907)

Dimensions: 37 x 29.5 cm (14⁵/₈ x 11⁵/₈ inches)

Private property, Germany, Emil Preetorius


Stella Rollig and Tobias G. Natter (ed.),
Klimt und die Antike. Erotische Begegnungen, Munich/London/New York 2017, p.
8-25; Renée Price (ed.), Gustav Klimt. The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky
Collections, Neue Galerie New York, Munich/London/New York 2007, p. 130-143; comp.:
beletage TEFAF New York 2018, cat. no. 41; this copy is in an even more perfect

Categories: Works of Art