Mainz: Josef Scholz, [1911-1928].
Oblong quartos. 21 volumes of the series, plus duplicates and variants making a total of 32 volumes. Color pictorial paper covered boards, cloth spines. Decorated endpapers. The famous Jugendstil series by Scholz, each with enchanting and full color illustrations by noted artists of the da Colorfully illustrated original lithographs throughout, the complete series, only without the final volume 22. These "artist picture books" were to carry the newly acquired principles of the Jugendstil movement into German children's rooms. No. 1. Dornroschen (Sleeping Beauty), by Julius Dietz. . - No. 2. Marienkind. Drawings by H. Lefler and J. Urban. . - No. 3. Aschenputtel (Cinderella), by Adolf Miinzzer. . - No. 4. Rotkappchen (Little Red Riding Hood), by Arpad Schmidhammer. . - No. 5. Hansel & Gretel, signed Rich. Scholz. . - No. 6. Sneewittchen, by Franz J¸ttner. . - No. 7. Frau Holle, by Fritz Kunz. . - No. 8. Der Froschkonig oder der eiserne Heinrich (The Frog King or Iron Henry), by Ernst Liebermann. . - No. 9. Hans im Gl¸ck, by Hans Schroedter. . - No. 10. Der Wolf und die sieben jungen Geiﬂlein (The wolf and the seven young goats), by Eugen Osswald. . - No. 11. Br¸derchen und Schwesterchen (Brothers and Sisters), by Miinsterm¸nster. . - No. 12. Schneeweiﬂchen und Rosenrot (Snowwhite and rose red), by Lena Baurnfeind. . - No. 13. Die sieben Raben (The seven ravens), by Franz Stassen. . - No. 14. Der gestiefelte Kater (The Puss in Boots), by Eugen Osswald. . - No. 15. Tischlein deck dich (Place the table), by Arpad Schmidhammer. . - No. 16. Das tapfere Schneiderlein (The brave tailor), by Emil Heinsdorff. . - No. 17. Rapunzel, signed by Prof. E. Liebermann. . - No. 18. Daumerlings Wanderschaft (Daumerling hiking), by Prof. Hermann Stockmann. - No. 19. Konig Drosselbart (King Drosselbart), by Prof. Leo Putz. . - No. 20. Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten (The Bremer Stadtmusikanten), by Eugen Osswald. . - No. 21. Rumpelstiltskin, by Prof. Ernst Liebermann. . - First editions, various editions, duplicates of volumes 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 13 and 20, and three other variant editions. Overall an exceedingly nice set with only a few minor repairs to a few volumes, all very good with varying amounts of wear to corners, some very minor fraying to spines, occasional thumbing. An uncommon grouping, rarely seen in its entirety, the Scholz Bilderbucher Series is among the most beloved of all the children's book series in the annals of early 20th Century German Children's illustration.
Price: $3,750.00 Item #3634