6336. Voltaire illustrated by Reiner in binding by Olsen

OLE OLSEN BINDING. VOLTAIRE. La  Princesse de Babilone. Bois gravés de Imre Reiner. Bern, Édition les Belles Feuilles, 1942.

Folio (320x250 mm). 114 S., 2 Bl. Mit 12 (3 in Rot, 9 in Schwarz gedruckten) Original woodcuts and 11 woodcut initials in two colours Imre Reiner. Limited edtion of 170 copies on Rives, with a suite of the woodcuts on Rives, this is number 142, signed by the artist at the justification page (total edition of 200).
Full dark red morocco, covers with inlaid decor of gilt and silver (Ole Olsen Co'libri, 1981). Cloth case with red leather spine.

Text from the first edition printed in Geneva in 1768.
Ole Olsen (1932-2009), Danish artist, bookbinder, worked amongst others for the famous Swiss binder Hugo Pellers. He also worked as a teacher at Galleria del bel Libro og Scuola d'Arte per Legatori Artistici in Ascona in 1967-71. In 1972 he opened the book gallery Co' libri.
From the library of Hugo Wistrand (1933-2014).