LIMITED EDITION. One of 50 copies printed. (9.5 x 6.9 inches). Illustrated with hand coloured lettering and illustration to the title page and 24 hand coloured lino cut illustrations, each one above two verses of printed text. On the blank pages opposite somebody has written out in a neat early hand the English translation of the first 15 sets of verse. Possibly inscribed by the author, in English, on the blank leaf opposite the title page 'To Muriel with much love and best wishes! Christmas 1938. Franz and Elizabeth'. Original oatmeal coloured paper covered boards with title printed in outline and hand coloured, to the front panel. Spine of the outer wrapper is split, a little chipped and edges rubbed but overall a very good copy of this charming and rare book. No copies listed on Copac or Worldcat.
Author HERMES. FRANZ.
Publisher Buchgewerbeklasse der gewerblichen Berutsfchule Hamborn. Germany. Christmas 1938.
Illustrator Jos. Doppelfeld.
Offered by Paul Foster Books