Munchen: George W. Dietrich, .
First edition. Oblong quarto. Superb original color pictorial paper covered boards, heightened in gold. A fairytale, with twelve famous pictures by Hanns Pellar of Fritz v. Ostini's wonderful story. "One of the finest and most original children's books of Jugendstil" (Seebaﬂ II, p. 254). - The unusual color-rich picture book of the Viennese artist, Hanns Pellar (1886-1971), reveals the influence of Gustav Klimt as well as that of Pellar's teachers Lefler and Stuck. After a visit to Versailles, Pellar imagined the fantastic and historical scenes, to which Fritz von Ostini constructed his story of fairy tales. "(Bildwelt, p. 352) 24 pages. - Cover slightly stained and tanned. Binding strengthened with matching pieces of pictorial endsheets. A later edition, in 1921, is often cited as the 'first edition,' however, the two can be easily differentiated by the lack of brilliant gold highlighting found in the 1909 edition edition herewith. Scarce thus.
Price: $1,500.00 Item #3624