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Marino Faliero Doge of Venice

Author Lord Byron
Title Marino Faliero Doge of Venice
Imprint Vienna and Leipzig: Avalun-Verlag
Date of Publication 1922
Language English
Notes This is an extremely handsome early 1920s German edition of Lord Byron's historical drama about the medieval doge who carried out an unsuccessful coup d' etat against the Venetian nobility. It is one of an edition of 275 numbered copies, which contains twelve original black and white etchings and a title page vignette by the German artist Sepp Frank (1889-1970). Frank was a leading etcher and lithographer who became famous for his work in producing ex-libris bookplates, many of which are considered masterpieces of art deco design.
Shelfmark FB.l.386
Acquired on 24/10/08
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