Laubach and Berlin: Triton Verlag, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. 1/2000. Folio. 391 (3)pp., and portfolio with 20 facsimile enclosures. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering and ruling on spine, gilt publisher's device on cover of portfolio, housed in matching blue paper-covered slipcase. Blue endpapers. Two title pages printed in red and black with variant publisher's devices. Printed to heavy paper. Blue ribbon marker.
Publication documenting the early work of the Insel-Verlag (Insel Publisher) from 1899 to 1924. A contribution to the aesthetics of book publishing in the early 20th Century. With contributions by John Dieter Brinks, Susanne Buchinger, Marcus Haucke, Kurt Ifkovits, Renate Müller-Krumbach, Theo Neteler, Lindsay Newman, Gerhard Schuster, Barbara Stark, Roland Stark, Klaus Weber, Marcus Behmer, Franz Blei, Rudolf Borchardt, Harry Graf Kessler, Anton Kippenberg, Rudolf von Poellnitz, Henry van de Velde, and Stefan Zweig.
Illustrated with two hundred and forty sample images of book binding, art and design of Insel publications, one hundred and forty of those in color, some with gold overprinting; includes seven folding plates. Contains appendix with listing of Insel publications and notes. The portfolio contain twelve numbered facsimile reproductions of color endpapers for special publications and eight facsimile reprints of original publisher's advertisements for their publications. Exquisite publication of a extraordinary publisher. Fine condition. Item #47346