Second edition, Flaubert's Legend of Saint Julien, illustrated with twelve lithographs by Max Kaus.
"I cannot understand why the artist had to resort to such frighteningly and frighteningly ugly pictures in the crudest, most primitive exotic technique in order "to fathom the poetry permeated by a deep mysticism and to grasp its last soul vibrations", like the publisher writes on the envelope." (Hans Loubier, Die neue deutsche Buchkunst, 1921)
A striking series of early lithographs by Kaus, from the immediate post-war period. Kaus initially learned lithographic technique from Ernst Heckel, with whom he improvised a wartime printing press out of salvaged wood from destroyed railway station paneling (Walde); in 1918 and following, Kaus continued to produce prints and painting along Expressionist lines to a mixed reception from contemporary critics and the continuing interest of later generations.
Read more: Gabriela Walde, "Villa Grisebach entdekt den Künstler Max Kaus wieder," Loubier, Die neue deutsche Buchkunst.
Potsdam-Berlin: Gustav Kiepenheuer Verlag, 1919. Original quarter brown cloth with black and brown boards. 46,  pages. Illustrated with twelve black and white lithographs by Kaus. 2. und 3. Tausend. In German, translation by Elsa von Hollander. Moderate scuffing and light soil to boards, with several vertical tears and some small loss to cloth of spine.
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