(Amsterdam: E. J. v. Wisselingh & Co., ). 305 x 241 mm. (12 x 9 1/2"). 167 pp. Presumably the FIRST EDITION.
FINE MOTTLED CALF, HANDSOMELY GILT, covers with gilt fillet border and central panel formed by four gilt rules and including arborescent cornerpieces, raised bands, richly gilt spine with six compartments featuring a large stylized tree centerpiece and foliate cornerpieces, two morocco labels (crimson and dark green), embossed turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges rough trimmed. Color portrait frontispiece and 161 plates on coated stock (printed back-to-back). Text in Dutch and English. Two pages with quite minor staining in fore margin, otherwise a very fine copy in a handsome binding.
This is a well-presented and very attractively bound "Catalogue Raisonné" showing four decades of the work of the Dutch etcher extraordinaire, Marius Alexander Jacques Bauer (1867-1932). After studying at the arts academy in The Hague, Bauer visited Dutch colonial Indonesia in 1925 and 1931, taking part there in exhibitions at Batavia and other principal cities. His work was chosen for the International Colonial Exhibition held in Paris in 1931. His etchings can typically be identified by their extremely dense accumulation of fine lines, and he is one of the very few artists from The Netherlands whose work includes subjects drawn from colonial Dutch localities. (CAB7048)
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