[KOKOSCHKA, OSKAR] ARISTOPHANES. Die Frösche. Eine Komödie. Mit zwölf Kaltnadel-Radierungen von Otto Kokoschka.
Frankfurt: Ars Librorum, 1968. Copy G of 25 hors-commerce copies, initialled by the artist and signed by the publisher Gotthard de Beauclair, with all plates signed by the artist in charcoal. Publisher's leather-backed buckram clamshell case, the book unbound as issued in a chemise with a design by Kokoschka in brown. 17 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches (45 x 32.5 cm); 102 pp., with twelve signed drypoints. The case a bit spotted and soiled, the chemise and contents fine.
An important artist book, one of the typographer and publisher Gotthard De Beauclair's major works, with the remarkable Kokoschka drypoints in the signed state. Wingler/Welz 437-448.
C From the Collection of Rudolf Serkin
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