Large 4to. Original illustrated paper covered boards, superb decorated endpapers. ONE OF THE GREATEST OF ALL JUGENDSTIL BOOKS. Printed on thick paper. Full-page, half-page, quarter-page full color illustrations throughout by Konrad F.E. von Freyhold, Karl Hofer, Ernst Kreidolf, Emil Rudolf Weiss and others. The book has been heralded as "one of the most important books of the modern children's picture book era" (Halbey). And from Seebass, "[Buntscheck] is possibly the most outstanding example of Jugendstil art in the history of German children's book production. Expertly rebacked black cloth incorporating in totality all of color paper covered boards, remnants of paper tape at hinges, Internally with a few very minor tears, thumbing, else a very good and tight copy of one of the very rarest and most sought-after of all Jugendstil books.
Price: $3,200.00 Item #2980