Sydney: The Beagle Press, 1990. First Edition. Special collector’s edition, number 43 of 100 copies numbered and signed by the author and artist. Large format hardcover (32.5 x 25.5cm including slipcase), pp. 128; black cloth covered boards with lettering in gilt on the spine and front cover presented in matching black cloth covered slipcase; beige endpapers; richly illustrated with black and white photos and colour reproductions of Kahan’s work.
Gilt on spine is a touch dull, a 10mm vertical red line below the ‘LE’ in ‘Klepac;’ gilt on front cover is mostly bright, ‘L’ in ‘Louis’ is very faintly rubbed; faint red lines along bottom edge of text block and occasional small faint red marks at the bottom margins; pages are otherwise clean and bright; slipcase is mostly bright, gentle use has resulted in small patches with a slight sheen; lacking original Kahan etching. Item #1023
Louis Kahan (1905-2002) was an Austrian born Australian artist. This volume contains biographical and bibliographic information about the artist, a list of his exhibitions and reproductions of Kahan’s work, current as of its publication in 1990.