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.

Marked: in gold on the reverse JH, WIENER WERK STÄTTE (3 lines), handwritten dedication by Franz Blei (translator of the Hetairikoi Dialogoi into German) 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).

The book’s box most probably dates from the time the edition was produced as it is lined with aged Jugendstil endpaper.

Minimal signs of use on cover, otherwise excellent condition, mint interior.

Date:  1907
Period:  Early 20th century
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; cf.: beletage TEFAF New York 2018, cat. no. 41; this copy is in an even better condition.

Exhibitions: MAK Vienna, Josef Hoffmann 1870-1956.
Progress Through Beauty,
December 2021 until June 2022

Categories: Works of Art