Verlag Bruno Hessling, Berlin, Paris, New York, 12×16“ 31 total, 1903



“Graphic pattern sheets”. Contains 31 multicolor plates of example of Ugendstil and secessionist graphics printed by several fine Berlin lithographers including Hollerbaum and Schmidt. The folio may have been originally 50? (plates) However, the plates represented here are quite exceptional and utilize the Arabesque-like German jugendstil style very well. The year 1903 began a transition in Germany from jugendstil to the beginnings of Secessionism and many examples are shown here as prospectuses, invitations, small posters, illustrations, etc. all beautifully printed. This is a very unusual and handsome presentation and a true bargain at only $600. The folio itself has some penciling, but is overall in very good condition. The plates in some cases show toning at the extreme edges, not affecting the images. In one or two cases, there are edge losses to the plates. All this is clear in the gallery.