[Item #57151] De Vagebond [Signed by Artist and Designer]. A. Roland HOLST, Nicolas Eekman, Fokko Mees.

De Vagebond [Signed by Artist and Designer]

Vereeniding tot Bevordering der Grafische Kunst: S. H. de Roos, 1930. First Edition. No. 5 of 100 copies printed. Octavo (26cm). Hand-sewn pamphlet in black and cream block-printed paper wrappers, titled on paper label on front, in original glassine jacket; [8]pp, printed on one side of the sheet only; large relief plate and relief title-page vignette by Nicolas Eekman. Text and wrappers printed from woodcuts by Fokko Mees. Signatures of Eekman and Mees below colophon. Glassine lightly rubbed at edges, with large loss to upper rear, one or two small tears to edges: Good. Pamphlet sound, with light edgewear: Very Good or better.

Hand-press edition of a poem by Dutch poet A. Roland Holst (1888-1976), Nobel nominee and winner of the Constantin Huygens Prize. The poem criticizes those who focus on money and religion, and glorifies the life of a wanderer. Published by an Association for the Promotion of Graphic Art, with woodcuts by Flemish painter and illustrator Nicolas Eekman, and woocut text and decorative paper by graphic artist Fokko Mees, an elegant example of the Dutch book arts at the beginning of the Great Depression.

Price: $250.00

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