Kessler, Harry, Graf. 1868-1937

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Designer, publisher and patron of fine press printing.

His first book was the Notizen über Mexico (1898). After founding the Cranach Press at Weimar in 1913, he commissioned type designs from Edward Johnston and a book version of Gordon Craig's staging of Hamlet with designs by Craig.

From the description of Count Harry Kessler letters, 1898-1937. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34997982

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referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Kessler, Harry, Graf, 1868-1937. Telegram and letter to Edward Gordon Craig, 1913, relating to the deaths of Isadora Duncan's children. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Kessler, Harry, Graf, 1868-1937. Count Harry Kessler letters, 1898-1937. Newberry Library
referencedIn Fonds Edward Gordon Craig Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des arts du spectacle
referencedIn Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : London, to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1929-1932 [copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Craig-Duncan collection, 1901-1957 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
creatorOf Gill, Eric, 1882-1940. [Drafts of letters to Graf Harry Kessler, Ditchling, Sussex, 21-22 January 1910] Newberry Library
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962. person
associatedWith Craig, Edward Gordon (1872-1966) person
associatedWith Cranach Presse. corporateBody
associatedWith Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927. person
associatedWith Gill, Eric, 1882-1940. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Johnston, Edward, 1872-1944. person
associatedWith Lemmen, Georges, 1865-1916. person
associatedWith Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. person
correspondedWith Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945 person
associatedWith Walker, Emery, Sir, 1851-1933. person
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Birth 1868-05-23

Death 1937-11-30






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