Der Rhein [The Rhine]. Friedrich Holderlin, Julije Knifer, Illustrations.
Der Rhein [The Rhine]
Der Rhein [The Rhine]
Der Rhein [The Rhine]

Der Rhein [The Rhine]

[Neu-Isenburg, Germany]: Tiessen, [1984]. Knifer, Julije. Limited Edition. Original wraps. no. 180 of 222 copies, quarto size, 15 unnumbered pp., signed by the artist, in German. Fine. Item #CNJL132

Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin (1770-1843) was a German poet described as "the most German of Germans"; he was a key figure in German Romanticism and an important thinker in the development of German Idealism (N.B., info from Wikipedia). This volume contains Holderlin's poem "Der Rhein", accompanied by a sequence of linocuts by Julije Knifer (1924-2004), which depict the meandering geometric forms for which he was known. The poem and prints move between each other, interweaving to create a gently tangible reading of Holderlin's text.

___DESCRIPTION: Original white paper wraps with tan linocut and black lettering on the front cover, tan linocuts by Knifer printed on each page behind the text; Janson Antiqua type, Velin d'Arches paper, quarto size (11.5" by 9"), 15 unnumbered pages, number 180 of 222 copies, signed by the artist. In a clear acetate wrapper. Please note the text is in German.

___CONDITION: Volume is in fine condition, with clean wrappers, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings. Acetate wrapper is near fine, with only very minor edge wear.

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Price: $200.00