Rare 1st monograph about Hungarian decadent artist Lajos Gulácsy, 1 of 30 copies, 1922

Lajos GULÁCSY: Dekadens Festő [Lajos Gulácsy. A decadent painter]. With 18 plates containing full-paged reproductions of b/w photos showing 34 paintings by the artist, where of 1 a tipped-on original vintage silver-print. Budapest: 1922.

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Lajos GULÁCSY: Gulácsy Lajos. Dekadens Festő [Lajos Gulácsy. A decadent painter]. Edited by Ferenc Lehel. With 18 plates containing full-paged reproductions of b/w photos by Dénes Rónai showing 34 paintings by the artist, where of 1 a tipped-on original vintage silver-print, as well as 9 text illustrations of ink drawings by the Gulácsy and 1 facsimile of his hand-writing. Budapest: Amicus Kiadasa (Globus) 1922. Original publisher's half-leather binding with gilt illustrated title printing on front board and spine. 8vo. [pl. 1 (front.)], [not numb. p. 1-2 (title, colophon)], p. 3-71; [pl. 2-18].

Particularly rare first monograph about Hungarian decadent artist Lajos Gulácsy (1882-1932), the main protagonist of this movement in Hungarian art, who is also seen as a predecessor to Surrealism due to his life-long focus on the dreamlike.

Preceded copy is no. 30 of only 30 copies of a de-luxe edition printed on mould paper, numbered and signed by the editor and bound in a gorgeous half-leather binding with pretty hand-made paper covering the boards. Furthermore 600 numbered copies were printed on antiqua-paper thus achieving a total print-run of only 630 copies.

Leather spine rubbed, edges and corners of cover slightly bumped, inside some marginalia with colour-pencil, otherwise well preserved copy of this scarce item indeed. OCLC and KVK only show 3 institutional holdings worldwide outside Hungary, none of them is indicated as numbered copy.

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Weight 2 kg