La Legende de Liefkenshoeck, Livre Unique. Amedée Ernest Lynen.
La Legende de Liefkenshoeck, Livre Unique
La Legende de Liefkenshoeck, Livre Unique
La Legende de Liefkenshoeck, Livre Unique
La Legende de Liefkenshoeck, Livre Unique
La Legende de Liefkenshoeck, Livre Unique
La Legende de Liefkenshoeck, Livre Unique
La Legende de Liefkenshoeck, Livre Unique
La Legende de Liefkenshoeck, Livre Unique
La Legende de Liefkenshoeck, Livre Unique
La Legende de Liefkenshoeck, Livre Unique
La Legende de Liefkenshoeck, Livre Unique
La Legende de Liefkenshoeck, Livre Unique
La Legende de Liefkenshoeck, Livre Unique

La Legende de Liefkenshoeck, Livre Unique

(Belgium): 1922. Hardcover. Fine autograph manuscript with 31 original watercolors interspersed with text, on 25 leaves of heavy oaktag boards (12.25 x 9.5 inches); leaves cleaned and strengthened at corners, each leaf wrapped in mylar and housed in handsome red cloth folding case lined with marbled paper. Amedee Lynen (1852-1938) was an avant-garde artist and illustrator from Belgium, one of the founders of the avowedly non-academy artists' group L'Essor, and its successor Pour L'Art. He illustrated works, including an early Huysmans book (1882), and organized salons, exhibits and readings. A whimsical tale set in Belgium. Fort Liefkenshoek is one of the oldest forts in Flanders. The military building from the late 16th century was built to protect the city and port of Antwerp against the advancing Spanish troops led by Farnese. Together with Fort Lillo – on the other side of the Scheldt – it was of great importance for control over shipping: the two forts could close off the Scheldt. Over the years, Spaniards, Dutch, French and Austrians besieged both fortresses that were part of the "State Spanish Lines," a military defense network from the Eighty Years' War up to the French era. The fortress was occupied several times by the marauding forces: it served as a quarantine station, as a naval base, and as a holiday resort for professional soldiers. The oldest buildings date from the Napoleonic period (1810-1811). Near Fine. Item #H21050

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