Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin (Burt Franklin Bibliographical Series, 12) View larger
Jessen (Peter), 1858-1926
Kunstbibliothek Berlin

Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin (Burt Franklin Bibliographical Series, 12)

New York, Burt Franklin, 1958
Two volumes (26 cm), I: xv (1), 398 pp. II: (10), pp.399-782 (4), text illustrations. Uniform publisher’s blue cloth. - This catalogue of the architectural and decorative prints in the Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, largely compiled by Jessen, and published under the editorship of Arthur Lotz, in 1936-1939, has “long been the Bible of all students working in the field… an essential tool for scholarship” (Anthony Blunt, in The Burlington Magazine, volume 121, 1979, pp.45-46). ¶ Bindings faded, rubbed and lightly stained. Minimal traces of use and no marks of ownership.
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