Many black & white illus., four original artist’s “pageworks” by Albrecht D., and photograph pasted to lower wrapper. 8vo (280 x 108 mm.) & 4to (210 x 220 mm.), orig. green printed wrappers, staple-bound. San Francisco: S. Leiber, April 1998.
Steven Leiber’s 33rd catalogue; it is tantamount to a comprehensive bibliographic survey of the German artist Albrecht D. and his Reflection Press. The book’s leaves, printed in two sizes, are bound in alternating format, corresponding to the materials they describe. The catalogue’s format imitates several works created by Albrecht D. (b. 1944). Leiber includes a concise history of the Reflection Press and a useful biography of Albrecht in his Introduction. Offered within are the publications issued by this press, all of which are scarce.
In excellent condition, with the obscene photograph pasted on the lower wrapper present. Conceptually, this is one of Leiber’s most impressive catalogues. We know of copies at MoMA (NY), Whitney, VCU, University of Washington, and the Grolier Club.
❧ Steven Leiber Catalogs (2019), pp. 137-41.
Item ID: 7669