Dansk Forfatterforening [Danish Writer's Association]. Forfatterbogen [The Author Book]. Kobenhavn: Det Nordiske Forlag, 1898. First edition. A volume of Danish literature, images of poet's homes, artwork, etc. Bound in a burgundy full grain morocco Jansenist binding by renowned Danish bookbinder Jakob Baden (1861-1940), with the only gilt decoration to the exterior being gilt titles to the second compartment of the spine and date at base. Large morocco dentelles with elaborate gilt decoration and small calf inlays. Doublures in brown calf with a "JFJ" monogram in three shades of brown to the front doublure. All edges gilt. Silk flyleaves. Measures approx. 6.75" x 10". Slight fading to spine.
"A gold medal winner at the great Paris Exhibition of 1900, Jakob Baden of Copenhagen is a binder of considerable Continental reputation. He works as a modern experimental craftsman, using materials and processes to give expression to images of nature, as well as in the more formal exercises of design" (The Art Journal, 1907).