The Tale of Lohengrin (First Edition)

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Price: $1,200.00
Manufacturer Part No: 1028043
Illustrator: Willy Pogany
Format: Hardcover
Edition: First Edition
Year: 1914

[POGANY, Willy]. The Tale of Lohengrin.  Knight of the Swan after the Drama of Richard Wagner. By T.W. Rolleston. Presented by Willy Pogany. London: G.G. Harrap & Co [1914]. 4to, [194]pp. Brown cloth with spine decoratively stamped in gilt and cover pictorially stamped in gilt and blind. Color pictorial endpapers; 8 mounted full-color plates and illustrations in color and b&w on nearly every page. A fine copy with minute rubbing to spine, in the original publisher’s illustrated slipcase (a bit worn at edges, some soiling, slight damage to rear of slipcase where a sticker appears to have been removed).

First edition. A lavishly illustrated and crafted book, in beautiful condition and featuring the rare, original slipcase. One of Pogany’s three magnificently illustrated works of Wagner retold in English verse (Tannhauser and Parsifal being the other two) and generally considered one of the most luxuriously illustrated works of the Golden Age of Illustration. $1,200.

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