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An ART NOUVEAU Era; 1892 Goupil & Co. PHOTOGRAVURE (photo-etching)
This is a 117 Year Old Full-Page Book Plate, NOT a modern reproduction
High quality, 1892 Photogravure:
“The Lorelei” .
The fabled siren of the Rhine as depicted by W. Kray, whose beautiful song could lure unwary sailors to her watery bosom....
This is a bookplate from the 1st American Edition of Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama by E. Cobham Brewer. 1892, NY, Selmar Hess. (see image below)
It is printed on heavy paper, blank on the reverse. The plate strike indentation is visible on this original item.
The sheet size is 8.5” by 11.5” and the image is about 5.5” x 7.5”.
The tissue guard that has covered this picture for the last 117 years will be included.
The text below is printed on the thin tissue guard. It is NOT on the print itself.
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