"Viribus Unitis" - Das Buch vom Kaiser The Book Of The Emperor Large Folio 1898



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Viribus Unitis" - Das Buch vom Kaiser

Luxury edition, leather folder with enamelled application, depiction of the Austrian imperial crown and the emperor’s signature "FJI", book clasp in the shape of the Order of the Golden Fleece, ed. by Max Herzig, with the collaboration of, inter alia, Kolomann Moser, Vienna,

Description: Josef Hoffmann (& Wiener Werkstätte) (1870-1956) - Austrian architect and designer
Vienna: Max Herzig, C. 1898
Featuring illustrations by fifteen artists, including Wiener Werkstätte co-founders Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser
Bound in full umber morocco with two-piece decorative metalwork frame on upper cover, with recessed center panel featuring a glass-jeweled metal crown within a frame of painted laurel wreaths, with raised metal and white enamel initials of the Emperor
Includes a sculpted metal fore-edge clasp anchored on the upper cover with colored enamel ornaments
Four brass-toned bosses on the lower cover


Very Good – Some staining to cover;
pages slightly yellowed from age;
see pictures


18.5” x 14.75” x 3.25”
(L x W x D)