Leipzig: Insel, 1914.
First edition. Tall, narrow quarto (12 x 7 inches) Original publisher's black card paper wrappers, Japanese bound with black ties across spine in lattice fasion (i.e. bound as a book block with cord stitching), with superb illustrated covers. Number 88 of a Limited Edition of Only 200 Copies. Printed on thick paper on one-side only with outside edges uncut forming at two-ply sheet. With highly expressive drawings, vignettes and initials in the text by Charlotte Veit. The Eskimo fairy tale was recounted by Heinrich Johannes Rink after transmission from E. Gross "The beginnings of art." A most distinctive and certainly unusual Insel-Verlag production. Corners very slightly worn, else near fine.
Price: $1,750.00 Item #3626