Jožena SCHWAIGEROVA - Hanuš SCHWAIGERO Hastrmanovi [= The Goblin].
Praze (Prague), Nakladatel B. Kočí, (1903).
4to, publisher’s green pictorial cloth over flexible boards stamped in tan, black and red, patterned endpapers printed in green and white with sophisticated repeat of frogs and pearls, publisher’s logo stamped on rear board. 42pp., (2)pp. With 19 mounted colour illustrations by the renowned Czech artist Hanuš Schwaiger, of which 6 full-page. Complete.
Important Bohemian children’s book with very special phantasmagorical illustrations by Hanuš Schwaiger (1854-1912), celebrated Czech painter, designer, graphic artist and professor, best known for his fairy-tale illustrations.
A few traces of use, one or two light stains, generally a very good copy of a rare and unusual work.
Ref. Catalogue of the Cotsen Children’s Library, 9913 / Not in Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch nor Olivier Piffault, Babar, Harry Potter & Cie (BnF)