Amsterdam: Van Holkema & Warendorf, 1910.
First edition thus. Huge Square Folio (15 x 17 inches). Original full pebbled cloth with beveled boards, bold black, gold and blue pictorial stamped cover, bold gilt stamped lettering on cover and spine, silk styled endpapers. Twelve exquisite color illustrations mounted onto bordered pages by Hans Pellar, the whole of the book printed on thick art paper. This is the extremely scarce Amsterdam edition of Pellar's classic and now highly sought-after illustrations for Ostini's classic fairy tale, and considered one of the highpoints in Jugendstil art. This edition may have begun at or very near the original Geman George Dietrich edition, which stands by comparison, a much less desirable entity than the Dutch edition herewith described. A near fine copy of what may accurately said to be one of the most beautiful Jugendstil productions of the period.
Price: $2,850.00 Item #555