Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Limited Edition, Signed Twice by Illustrator Willy Pogany

    [Willy Pogany, Illustrator]. C. W. Rolleston. Parsifal, or the Legend of the Holy Grail -- Signed Limited Edition. London: Harrap & Company, [1912].

    First edition. Number 394 of only 525 copies numbered and signed twice by Pogany. Octavo. Unpaginated. Sixteen full-page color plates by Pogany, and many drawings in monochrome.

    Bound by Bumpus in full dark red morocco over boards. Gilt fillets to boards. Scarlet morocco inlaid panel to front board with gilt-stamped designs and green and brown morocco inlays; blindstamp designs to outer border. Raised bands; gilt lettering and decorations to spine with angel blindstamp designs in compartments. All edges gilt. Gilt dentelles. Some minor bumping to the corners, offsetting from the turn-ins to the free endpapers. Inked sentiment from previous owner. Near fine.

    One of William Andrew Pogany's masterpieces of illustration and design, and certainly a high-water mark for Art Nouveau in the book arts. "Even the letter-press is from the artist's hand, and is reproduced by lithography, together with the border designs. Apart from the literary excellence of the work, it is a splendid piece of book-making" (The Dial, vol. 55, 1913). Pogany's work is further enhanced by this lavish Bumpus binding.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2009
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,383

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 October 25 Manuscripts - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks a million for getting approval to sell my Civil War Hospital Death Ledger! You made them AND ME , a nice profit. You are the best!
    Ed W.,
    Mount Vernon, OH
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $619,240