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NIETZSCHE, Friedrich

Ecce Homo. (Titel, Eindband und Ornamente zeichnete Henry van de Velde).

(Leipzig, Insel Verlag (printed by Friedrich Richter)), [1908]

Large 8vo (faint offsetting to the decorative title).

Binding designed by Henry van de Velde: half vellum (faintly stained), grey paper covers, gilt tool on upper cover, gilt titled flat spine, light brown endpapers, gilt top. Later grey paper slipcase.

First edition. Binding design, typographic layout and ornaments by Henry van de Velde. Edition limited to 1250 copies. One of the 1100 on Van Gelder laid paper (n. 535), with the splendid double-page title, smaller ornaments and some words printed in brown and black and with the half vellum binding matching these copies (impression in gold and black and chamois leather for the 150 first copies on Japan paper). "Smaller and quieter than the "Zarathustra", the "Ecce Homo" features a decorative title-page combining van de Velde's swelling abstract ornaments with his own lettering" (The Turn of a Century).
Ref. Henry van de Velde in de collecties van de KBR, 1993: 84. - The Turn of a Century: 116.

€ 250 / 350

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