Goethe's FAUST illustrated by Harry Clarke
This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2011-07-19)
Price : US $34.79
Faust, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Illustrated by Harry Clarke. Published by Illustrated Editions Company. No date but probably in the 1930s. 252 pages.
Extremely attractive red cloth boards over black spine have bright gilt ruled lines on front and rear and spine, and bright gilt lettering on spine. The boards have beveled edges which have a touch of dust soiling (just at edges). The rest of the covers are very clean. Salmon endpapers are clean. Hinges are intact and binding is tight. Pages are moderately toned due to the quality of the paper. One page has a closed tear at bottom. Page edges are deckled.
The macabre, Nouveau art style of Harry Clarke complements Goethe's tone. All illustrations are in black and white. There are 5 full page, single sided plates, plus the frontispiece. There are 3 more full page illustrations at front (including the illustrated half title page) and another as the last page. Then there are the dozens of smaller drawings at the head and sometimes the foot of each chapter. There are also several full page illustrations before certain chapters. This was issued in a dust jacket, but all that remains is a tattered front and front flap, which will be included.
Overall condition is Very Good
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