Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Atlas zu Polyclet oder Von den Maassen des Menschen nach dem Geschlechte und Alter (Atlas of Polykleitos, or Of the Measures of Man by Gender and Age)

Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth, [1877]. First edition. Hardcover. Elephant Folio. Unpaginated. 30 double-page plates. Original 3/4 red pebbled cloth over tan heavy stock cardboard portfolio, with black lettering. A detailed study of the dimensions of the human form, by German sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow (1764 – 1850) based on the work and art theory of foundational ancient Greek sculptor Polykleitos. Each image is printed on a double plate, measuring a total of 24x17", printed in black with detailed measured dimensions for visual reference. Includes full body images and various body parts. Binding with chipping and loosening of the backstrip of the spine. Covers with some stains, age toning and scratches. Interior with many plates starting along the gutters, with many detached (including the title). All plates present. Plates throughout with minor age toning along the edges. Sporadic minor water stains and/or smudges to a few plates (mostly on the versos), but most images are quite clean. Binding in fair interior in good- condition overall. fair to g-. Item #48373

Alternate title: Atlas zu Polyklet oder von den Maassen des Menschen nach dem Geschlechte und Alter
* There a group of photo-illustrated 1950s advertisments and newspaper clippings laid in at the front.

Price: $150.00

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