From Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. The New Fine Book Series, Number 1. 390 copies of which 360 were for sale. This is number 225 signed by Vojtech Preissig.Text was printed on Zanders handmade paper by the State Printing Office in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1930 in a new type cut by Vojtech Preissig. Linoleum cuts by Preissig (3 original linoleum cuts in 3 colors). Original quarter vellum binding, title printed in purple and yellow on the covers. Is a poem that was first published in the second edition of Leaves of Grass (1856) as one of the twenty new poems not included in the first edition of 1855. A joyous ode to the world, this poem is indicative of Whitman's early optimism, as well as his affinities for natural beauty and international camaraderie.
A formative figure in early 20th century Czech graphic design, Preissig is celebrated not only for his contributions to art but also for his resistance to the Nazis, which led to his death at Dachau in 1944. A clean and sturdy copy. Small bumps at outer tips. Slightest of toning at edges of cover. 15-3/8" x 11-3/4" x 3/8.This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books". The seller is "mdrca" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.