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Seidmann-Freud, Tom
BUCH DER ERFÜLLTEN WÜNSCHE [The Book of Fulfilled Wishes]
Muller & Kiepenheuer, Pottsdam, 1929. Scarce first edition of this avant-garde German picture book, incorporating new concepts in child psychology which Seidmann learned in part from her uncle, Sigmund Freud. Illustrated by Seidmann-Freud with delicate and unusual color lithographs on every page, plus a beautiful double page color spread. Seidmann-Freud's illustrations bring to children's books concepts from Modern art - especially Constructivism, with a touch of the surreal; they deserve more recognition today, which is partially inhibited by her books' scarcity: they "disappeared from bookstores in about 1937 owing to the author's non-Aryan descent" (Hürlimann). A beautiful copy, scarce in any condition, and especially thus. 10'' x 8.75''. Original tan quarter cloth, color pictorial paper boards. Illustrated by Seidmann-Freud in color throughout. Text in German. [28] pages. Ink presentation inscription, 1936, Maine, on front pastedown. Marginal toning and edgewear to boards, else clean and tight. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Type Punch Matrix [Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.]
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