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    [Willy Pogany, illus]. Richard Wagner. The Tale of Lohengrin... London: [n.d., 1913]. 525 copies, signed by the artist. Deluxe vellum. Fine.

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    [Willy Pogany, illustrator]. Richard Wagner. The Tale of Lohengrin... London: Harrap & Co., [n.d., 1913]. Limited to 525 numbered copies, signed by the artist. Publisher's deluxe vellum binding. Fine.

    Copy number 82. Folio. [200] pages. With color pictorial endpapers. Color pictorial half-title, color frontispiece, eight mounted color plates, twenty-nine color and twenty-eight other full-page illustrations, 132 text illustrations, and fifty-seven other decorated pages. All lithographed on thick beige paper. Original full vellum over boards pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Color pictorial endpapers. Boards very slighty bowed, spine a bit dull, minor soiling. One gutter overopened. An excellent copy. "Tannhauser, Lohengrin, Parsifal, all were remarkable achievements, embellished by a wealth of artistic detail which differentiates them from all other English art books of the period and which keep them alive.Happy are the possessors of the original limited editions" (quoted from George G. Harrap's Some Memories 1901-1935, in Robin Greer's article, "The Published Illustrations of Willy Pogány," in IBIS Journal 1 (1999), p. 17). From the collection of Alexander J. Jemal, Jr.



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