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The Invisible Collection

Louis Marvick, Stefan Zweig

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Status Out of print
Release Date Summer 2022
Limitation 1 copies
Size 11 × 30 cm
Pages 24
Edition artist’s edition
Workmanship Bound as hardcover and comes with an original(!) stone lithography which Odilion Redon drew for the series Hommage a Goya. This sheet was printed by Imprinerie Lemercier in France on china paper (36.4 x 31.3cm) in 1885. The paper was cut minimal and shows moderate wear and slight foxing. The unique book is bound in finest white leather which is embossed in silver. The top edge is in silver as well and the endpapers are made from Braille-embossed paper.

Content

Two stations after Dresden an elderly man stepped into our compartment, spoke a polite word in greeting and then, looking again, nodded to me particularly, as if to a good acquaintance. At first I could not place him, but when with a smile he mentioned his name I remembered him at once: he was one of the most respected dealers in old prints and drawings in Berlin. Before the war I had often examined and bought books and autographs from him. We chatted at first about unimportant matters. Suddenly, without warning, he said: “I’ve got to tell you where I’ve just come from. It’s absolutely the strangest episode I’ve lived through in my thirty-seven years as an art dealer…

About Louis Marvick

Over the span of merely a decade, Louis Marvick has developed a unique prose style of rare elegance, complex beauty and a subtle moral attentiveness in the weird genre. After the novel The ‘Star’ Ushak (Ex Occidente, 2010), the novella The Madman of Tosterglope (Ex Occidente, 2013), and a collection of short stories and novellas, Dissonant Intervals (Side Real, 2016), he has recently written a novel in three episodes whose first two parts have just been published by Zagava.

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