Offered here is a wonderfully crafted and illustrated MANUSCRIPT BOOK by Hildegard Hudemann in 1948 (on title page), which has been bound in three quarter beige buckram, orange paper-covered stiff boards (beveled). The illustrations are of a very high quality and craftmanship: color title-page vignette and 10 superb color vignettes interspersed in the text. 17 pages of hand-calligraphed text, with hand-watercolored borders, paragraph initials in red, all by Hudemann... i.e. the entire book is hand-produced. Hudemann is best known in her homeland Germany where several of the children''s historical, geographical picture books that she both wrote and illustrated in the 1970s and `80s have been published. This work does not appear to have been published anywhere and may have been created as a gift or proposal for publication. Fine.
Price: $2,500.00 Item #3736