Der glückliche Prinz [SIGNED]
Berlin: Guido Moriell, 1991. Limited edition. Hardcover. Signed by the artist on each etching and colophon. A15/50. Small Folio. 55 (1)pp. Original hand bound blue Morocco with geometric cover design by bookbinder Guido Moriell and black-stamped lettering on spine, housed in blue cloth clamshell box with gilt lettering on spine. Every binding of the deluxe edition is a unique copy. Includes the video documenting the production of this anniversary edition, housed in separate compartment of clamshell box as issued.
Bibliophile edition on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the bookbinder Guido Moriell, Radolfzell, released in two Deluxe Editions A and B of 50 copies each and a standard edition of 100. This is No. 15 of the deluxe edition A printed on handmade paper. With 10 signed and hand colored original etchings by Rudolf Stuckert printed on the hand press of the artist. Top edge blue. Blue shaded endpapers. Blue initials. Text revised by John Loram based on the translation by Wilhelm Cremer, 1922. Beautiful hand press production on firm handmade paper by the Steinort paper mill. An artistic masterpiece of modern hand press printing and bookbinding. Fine condition. Item #41901
Rudolf Stuckert (1912–2002) was a German painter and gallerist. He studied at the Academies in Kassel and Düsseldorf and was a master student of Oskar Moll. Stuckert opened his first gallery in 1936 in Düsseldorf with an exhibitions of Bruno Goller. In 1949 Stuckert became a cofounder of the New Rhine Secession (Neue Rheinische Sezession) in Düsseldorf. He had moved to Lake Constance in 1947 where he became a cofounder of the artist group "Der kleine Kreis" and was considered one of the so-called Höri-Painters. His paintings are an interplay of figurative and abstract elements. Landscapes, ballplayers and acrobats are his favorite motifs.
Guido Moriell is a film enthusiast and bookbinder in Radolfzell, Lake Constance. In 2008 his work as a bookbinder was featured in the prestigious exhibition "Kunst des Bucheinbandes (Art of Bookbinding)" at the Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar. Emphasis of the exhibition was the bookbinding in historic fashion showing a video of Guido Moriell at work as an example of traditional bookbinding.