Lan: Poemes Illustrated by Franz M. Melchers.
Bruxelles: E. Lyon Claesen, 1847 [but 1897]. Slim large 4to. Original stamped green boards, grained black leather backstrip. In black clamshell box. A fine copy of a scarce and fragile book. First edition, Brauns own copy; presentation copy with a full-page inscription by Braun in 1945 donating the book to a fund for Dutch artists and writers and noting the death of Melchers at Anvers the year before. One of a thousand copies of the regular edition of wove paper, from an edition of 1070 copies in all. Contains 16 full-color illustrations of Dutch scenes by Franz Melchers to accompany Brauns cycle of poems about the changing seasons. Fine.
(Item Id: 106442)