Verona: Printed at the Officina Bodoni for members of the Limited Editions Club, 1937. Item #02490
Illustrated and Signed by Fritz Kredel
CELLINI, Benvenuto. KREDEL, Fritz, illustrator. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini Written By Himself. Translated and Edited by John Addington Symonds With an Introduction by Thomas Craven and Illustrations by Fritz Kredel. Verona: Printed at the Officina Bodoni for members of the Limited Editions Club, 1937.
Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being copy no. 1208. Folio. viii, , 301,  pp. Two-color text illustrations throughout.
Publisher's full patterned cloth. Dust jacket. A fine copy. Housed in the publisher's slipcase.
Fritz Kredel (February 8, 1900 – April 12, 1973) was a German artist and graphic designer who was born in Michelstadt-im-Odenwald, Germany. In his early years, he studied under Rudolf Koch at Offenbach School of Art and Design, and developed skills in woodcuts. Koch and Kredel collaborated on A Book of Signs (1923) and The Book of Flowers (1930). Following Koch's death in 1934, Kredel moved to Frankfurt, but, in 1938, fled Germany (for political reasons) with help from Melbert Cary. After emigrating to the United States in 1938, he taught at Cooper Union in New York and continued to work as an artist. He produced illustrations for over 400 books in German and English and received many awards and honors. Many of his originals are now housed at the Art Library at Yale University.