London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1942. Limited first edition. Hardcover. 1/500. Small folio. 20pp. + 42 plates. Illustrated light brown dust jacket with black lettering on the front cover and spine. Light brown buckram boards with black lettering on the front cover and spine. Pages uncut. This is #325 from a limited edition of 500 copies. The book is a monograph featuring 42 reproductions of work from the artist Siegfried Alva (known simply as Alva) including 3 pasted on color offset reproductions, and the rest being b/w collotypes. Plate index at the rear. Dust jacket sunned, minor rubbing to extremities, head of the spine with light rubbing and closed tears, and light scratches and smudges. Binding with the tail of the spine lightly bumped. Interior with minor stains to the front free endpaper and half-title. Age toning to the edges of pages. Dj in very good-, binding in near fine, interior in very good condition overall. vg- to near fine. Item #44052
Siegfried Alva (b. Solomon Allweiss, 1901–1973) was a German born, Galician Jewish artist who spent large portions of his life in France.