Johann Holtz’s ‘Faust’, Published by Paul Bender (1929)

{Ed. Note:  The pictures and article are from Books and Vines contributor dlphcoracl.} Johann Holtz’s early 1920’s hand-done illuminated manuscript of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust is one of the finest calligraphic works produced in the Germany language in the 20th century and arguably one of the most beautiful books ever published.  Holtz (1875-1944) was a gifted calligrapher and the original book is — in its entirety … Continue reading Johann Holtz’s ‘Faust’, Published by Paul Bender (1929)

Faust, Part Two, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Julius Schroder’s ‘Masterworks of World Literature With Original Illustrations’

{Ed. Note: In December 2011 Books and Vines published an article by DlphcOracl on a magnificent volume of Faust, published by Julius Schroder in 1920 as part of his Masterworks of World Literature with Original Artwork. It turns out that DlphcOracl also has Faust Part Two from this same series by Schroder, which we now present to you below. For those who have not read the … Continue reading Faust, Part Two, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Julius Schroder’s ‘Masterworks of World Literature With Original Illustrations’

Faust, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, with Illustrations by Willy Pogany, Dana Estes & Co., ~1908

A couple months back Books and Vines took a look at an amazing 1920 publication of Faust by publisher Julius Schroder as part of a series called Meisterwerke der Weltliteratur mit Original-Graphik  (Masterworks of World Literature with Original Artwork). Recently while browsing books at Book Gallery in Phoenix, I stumbled on another old, beautiful edition of Faust, this one illustrated by the great illustrator Willy Pogany. William … Continue reading Faust, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, with Illustrations by Willy Pogany, Dana Estes & Co., ~1908

Faust, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, from Julius Schroder, 1920

{Ed Note:  In early November, contributor DlphcOracl wrote an article on an absolutely beautiful edition of Hamlet.  It was a 1920 publication by publisher Julius Schroder as part of a series Meisterwerke der Weltliteratur mit Original-Graphik  (Masterworks of World Literature with Original Artwork).  DlphcOracl then followed that with another beautiful edition from that same series, Antony and Cleopatra.  This article is the last in the series, looking at the … Continue reading Faust, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, from Julius Schroder, 1920