The Invisible Collection.


ZWEIG, Stefan. The Invisible Collection. Illustrated with an original etching by Joseph Goldyne. 8vo., bound in original boards. New York: Ursus Books, 2007.

A handsome new edition of this classic fable about collecting. Zweig's story set in Germany in the aftermath of the First World War is timeless, and eloquently evokes the magic of collecting, the excitement of dealing, and the pleasures and complexities of ownership. Joseph Goldyne the distinguished California artist, who is himself a renowned collector, has thoughtfully produced an illustration which successfully solves the problem of how to illustrate a book, which on first reading would seem to defy the concept of illustration, and Peter Koch has designed and printed as elegant a version of Zweig's story as one could hope for.

One of an edition of only 100 copies elegantly printed by Peter Koch in San Francisco, and containing a frontispiece designed by Joseph Goldyne consisting of a piece of original seventeenth century paper. The colophon is signed by both Peter Koch and Joseph Goldyne. As new.

Bringhurst, Robert. JOSEPH GOLDYNE: Catalogue Raisonné of Books, Portfolios, and Calligraphic Sheets,008

Item nr. 138779
Price: $175.00

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