Landhäuser. Ausgeführte Bauten mit Grundrissen, Gartenplanen und Erläuterungen. Zweite ergänzte Auflage.
München, F.Bruckmann A.G. 1922.
4to. xi + (1) + 160pp, mostly photo ills and plans. Publisher’s gilt-stamped boards, cloth spine, a little weak at hinges. Ink ownership inscription of an owner of this copy (”Rabe”) on title leaf. Subsequently Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his bookplate (a note on the bookplate records that he acquired this copy at Hannover in 1972).
Second, enlarged edition of a book first published in 1912, devoted to designs by the well-known architect and architectural writer Hermann Muthesius (1861-1927) for villas for prosperous middle-class and professional home owners, including illustrations of his own house at Berlin-Nikolassee. Jaeger 0760.The interest of the present copy is that it evidently belonged to a personal friend of the Muthesius family and includes, loosely inserted, a number of minor Muthesius memorabilia, including original photographs of Hermann Muthesius himself, taken in 1913, and of his wife Anna, taken c.1908 ; a short autograph note, signed, from Anna Muthesius to “Herr Rabe”, the owner of this copy, 23 August 1955, thanking him for birthday greetings ; a short typed poem, with an added autograph note from Renata Muthesius, Hermann and Anna’s daughter, 31 March 1914 ; and two folded illustrations from fashion periodicals, respectively carrying images of Anna Muthesius and of her sons Klaus and Eckard, and of Anna Muthesius and of her daughter Renata (identified as such in ink).