Leipzig, printed for members of the Limited Editions Club by Poeschel & Trepte, 1932. 7 3/4 x 9 3/4. 240 pages with woodcut initials and section titles by Emil Weiss. Bound by Arno Werner in full black morocco ruled in gilt, Poeschel & Trepte printers mark gilt on upper cover, spine with blue morocco title piece, turn-ins gilt, silk endpapers. Arno's small blind-embossed Pittsfield bindery stamp is on a rear blank. Here he has inscribed the book to David & Shiumin Block.. Fine in morocco & cloth tray case. Item #15888
A lovely edition, handsomely and appropriately bound by Arno Werner in his Leipzig style. Arno Werner, born near Leipzig in 1899, apprenticed to a professional binder in Germany from 1913 to 1916. He came to the U. S. in 1925, but returned to Germany after three unhappy years in commercial binderies. Returning to NY several years later, Werner met Gerhard Gerlach with whom he studied. During 1938-39, Werner returned to Germany to study with Ignatz Wiemeler. Werner established his own bindery in Pittsfield in 1942. There he remained until 1977, binding for collectors, institutions, and private presses such as including Cummington and Gehenna. Arno's best legacy may be his many students--now fine binders, clustered in Massachusett's Pioneer Valley.No. 3 of 1500 copies printed in hand-set Weiss Antiqua types on handmade paper. Designed and signed by Weiss.