František Kupka (1871-1957)
Book format 4°, 28,2x21 cm, 114 p., in French. Hardcover, luxury leather French binding with four raised bands of green morocco with inlays, signed on endsheet "ECOLE ESTIENNE", cover bound at the beginning, title page printed in red and black. Translation from Greek and foreword by Lucien Dhuys, 20 color etchings in text and one full-page on frontispiece by František Kupka, issued in Paris in 1911 by Librairie A. Blaizot. 250 numbered copies, first 100 numbered 1 - 100 on paper Japan Imperial contain first three states of the etchings and other 150 numbered 101 - 250 on paper velin d`Arches contain one final state of the color etchings in text. Copy no. 178. Slightly faded color of leather on the spine, several scratches on the spine, slightly worn silk cover of the endsheets at the edges.
Hammer price: 40.000 CZK / 1.667 EUR