BRAAK

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[#19531]
Braak. Amsterdam, 1950-1951. 4to. Original pictorial wrappers. With several illustrations in the text. The complete series vols. 1-7 in deluxe orange cloth box with gilt morocco title piece on spine. The collection consists of: Vol. 1, numbered in pen and dated mei (stamp) 1950, p. 1-24 Vol. 2, numbered and dated in pen 'Juni' 1950, p. 25-48 Vol. 3, with cover illustration by Lucebert, p. 49-76 Vol. 4, p. 77-104, printed in black, green, red and blue, with cover illustration by Remco Campert, signed "erce" [= R.C.] Vol. 5, p. 105-136, printed in black, green and red, with cover illustration by Lucebert Vol. 6, p. 137-164, with cover illustration by Oscar Scheffel [=Lucebert] Vol. 7, p. 165-184, uncut, with cover illustration by Nico Lijsen Fine set of this rare periodical, sewn in loose original covers, staples removed in order to prevent rust. Literature: Hans Renders. Braak. Een kleine mooie revolutie tussen Cobra en Atonaal; Stokvis, Dr. Willemijn. Cobra. De weg naar spontaniteit, fig. 198 Provenance: Collection Gert Jan Hemmink, Amstelveen; Collection Karel Nijkerk, Amsterdam Notes: With typed letter from legendary Dutch antiquarian bookseller Max Schuhmacher on the stationary of Antiquariaat Schuhmacher, signed, dated 17-4-1989. Addressed to the famous collector K.J. Nijkerk and concerning the market value of Braak (f. 5.800 [sic!] "waarvoor wij het meerdere malen verkocht hebben"). Schuhmacher offers issue no. 7, missing from Nijkerk's collection. Attached is a copy of Nijkerk's baiting answer stating that he was able to buy the missing issue elsewhere paying a price he previously considered too high: less than half the amount asked for by Schuhmacher. "ik heb het toch maar gekocht zodat mijn serie nu compleet is. Er komt nog een doosje omheen ter bescherming van de papierafbraak". Added: Hans Renders. Een kleine mooie revolutie tussen Cobra en Atonaal. Met een facsimile uitgave van het tijdschrift.

EUR 4,000.00

BRAAK - CAMPERT, Remco (Dutch 1929); H.R. KOUSBROEK (Dutch 1929 - 2010) (red.).