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LIPPICH, ELEK KORONGHI: - Koronghi Lippich, Elek Költeményei. 1880-1902. Kriesch Aladâr és Nagy Sândor Rajzaival. [Budapest], Pallas, 1903.

Small 4to. Size: 17.5 x 21 cm. Pp. 307, (1). With numerous illustrations and text printed within decorated borders in various colours. Publisher's pictorial burgundy cloth, upper cover and spine printed in gilt, lightly rubbed. Floral endpapers. Old ownership stamp. First edition of this early and scarce Hungarian Art Nouveau illustrated book of poems. Koronghi Lippich (1862-1924) was an early propagator of Art Nouveau as well as the Arts and Crafts movement in Hungary as the head of the Fine Arts Department at the Ministry of Education and Religion. The two illustrators of this work, Sândor Nagy and Aladâr (Körösf›i-) Kriesch, were the founders of the art colony at Gödöll›, the cradle of Hungarian Art Nouveau. Together with Lippich they shared the interest in the Transylvanian art, and used it to form the unique Hungarian style in modern art, of which this is a beautiful example.
EUR 900.00 [Appr.: US$ 1016.84 | £UK 788.25 | JPĄ 112550] Book number 120373

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