Koskoschka, Oscar and Hoffmann, Edith.

Kokoschka. Life and Work. With two essays by Oskar Kokoschka and a foreword by Herbert Read (Long H/W Inscription And Signed By Kokoschka In The Year Of Publication)

Published: 1947. Faber and Faber

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The First UK printing published by Faber and Faber in 1947.The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Original yellow cloth with the titles to spine gilt on red ground.Cloth a little dulled with a few small rubbed spots.The binding is tight.Text-block a little toned with a small stain to the lower text block.The pages are clean.The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition.It is rubbed and creased in places with a small area of chipping at the upper spine.A 3 inch closed tear to the front upper flap fold and a small tear to the upper edge of the rear panel.Small penned number to the upper front flap.The wrapper looks very attractive in the removable Brodart archival cover.There is a tipped-in colour frontispiece and four plates with sixty pages of monochrome plates and illustrations within the text - all in excellent condition. Presentation copy: INSCRIBED and SIGNED in the year of publication by Kokoschka in red crayon on the half-title page:'For my dear friend Janos who not merely feels the beat of the pulses but who sees into the heart where all the adventures of the human race originate.You are one of the few europeans left.Have a merry Xmas and a relatively eternal future! OK, London 1947'.The recipient was Janos Plesch (1878-1957), an eminent and somewhat unorthodox Hungarian Doctor who moved in exalted circles and who had listed amongst his patients and friends: Albert Einstein, John Maynard Keynes, Marlene Dietrich, Max Reinhardt and Oskar Kokoschka.This book came from the library of Plesch's daughter Honoria.A wonderful association copy and scarce with such attributes.

Provenance
This book came from the library of Plesch's daughter Honoria.A wonderful association copy and scarce with such attributes.

Condition
Very Good++

Binding
Hardcover

£950

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