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MEDGYES, LSZL: - Aranyfst (Gold Leaf). Budapest, Rth Mr, 1913.

Pp. 88, (4) including two blank leaves. With twenty full-page drawings by Medgyes. The illustrated title page and five tail-pieces are also illustrated by him. Publisher's decorated paper boards, vellum spine. First edition, limited to 250 copies. This is number 69 of 200 printed on hand made paper. Comprises twenty short stories by Medgyes together with beautiful Art Nouveau illustrations. Lszl Medgyes, born in 1892, was a Hungarian avant-garde artist who moved to Paris in 1920. There he provided scenic design for opera and theatre productions. He established a school "cole Medgyes pour la Technique du Thatre" together with the famous Hungarian architect Ern Goldfinger. In 1925 he exhibited in New York and later worked as interior designer throughout Europe and the US. Provenance: Rezs Szij (1915-2006) renowned Hungarian art historian. He was the chief librarian of the Hungarian National Library, the founder of the Hungarian Association of Bibliophiles, and published several books on art history, history of literature and printing. With his signature and stamp on front paste down.
EUR 2200.00 [Appr.: US$ 2485.62 | £UK 1926.75 | JP 275122] Book number 120499

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