Berlin: Verlag Fritz Gurlitt, 1920. Limited edition. Hardcover. 52/750 on Japan Vellin paper. Octavo. 216, xxii pages, 33 plates, incl. frontispiece. Original illustrated paper-covered boards with black lettering on cover and spine, protected by modern mylar. Yellow top edge. Illustrated endpapers by Max Pechstein. Frontispiece original b/w lithograph by Lovis Corinth. Title pages with black double framing, printed in red and black. Four page calendar with red framing and four drawings by Max Pechstein, reproduced lithographically. In addition, the Almanach contains an original etching by Lovis Corinth, page 184, and an original woodcut by Max Pechstein, with tissue guard, page 192. Includes twenty-two pages of Gurlitt publisher's books, graphics and art plates.
This magnificent edition contains contributions by Alfred Polgar, Lovis Corinth, Herbert Eulenberg, J. Meier-Graefe, Max von Boehn, Novalis, Oskar Kokoschka and others, and numerous b/w reproductions of line etchings by Max Pechstein, Edvard Munch, Lovis Corinth, Otto Müller, Willi Geiger, Lesser Ury, Heinrich Zille, Erich Heckel, Constantin Somow, Oskar Kokoschka, reproduced lithographically and offset reproductions of works by Hans Thoma, Ferdinand Hodler, Lovis Corinth, Max Slevogt, César Klein, Richard Seewald, Wilhelm Wagner, Willi Geiger and many others. Printed on Japan paper (Japanvelin). Twenty-two pages of publisher's advertisements, two illustrated, at rear. Text in German. Light wear along edges of binding. Overall in very good, artwork in fine condition. Very good to fine. Item #48563