Latvian

Ellinor von MEDEMDas Pferdchen. Lettische Volksgedichte [The Pony. Latvian Folk Poetry]. Ins Deutsche übertragen und mit Handzeichnungen versehen.

Berlin, Erich Reiss-Verlag, [Druck der Spamerschen Buchdrukerei in Leipzig], (circa 1923).

8vo, publisher’s half red cloth over paper boards, first side with coloured title and illustration. 77pp. Coloured calligraphic title,  32 small hand-coloured illustrations. Complete.

First and only edition, published in small number.

A little known book of Latvian children’s folk poetry, translated and naively illustrated by Ellinor Baronin von Medem (Fircks) (1888 Neu-Bebben, Kurland – 1975 Landshut). She illustrated with equal talent Maeterlinck’s Blue Bird for the same publisher in 1920.

Illustrated bookplate of the Muck collection.

A fine copy.

Ref. Not in Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch, Catalogue of the Cotsen Children’s Library, Olivier Piffault, Babar, Harry 
Potter & Cie (BnF)

Price: 500,00 euros

 

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