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Coln, Schafstein (Schaffstein) & Co, inscribed 1903. No edition stated but very early edition inscribed 3rd June 1903. Oblong 4to, 240 x 355 mm, 14 x 9½ inches, publisher's pictorial cream boards with cloth spine and corner tips, coloured illustration in large rectangle on upper cover, floral endpapers in 2 shades of green, (48) pages, no title page as issued, an uncoloured dedication page at the beginning, verso blank, followed by a full page line drawing. 15 delightful full page coloured illustrations, and 15 full page line drawings also. Each colour plate faces a charming poem about the flower people and their families. Covers very lightly marked and very slightly foxed in margin next to spine, boards very slightly darkened along edges, surface paper to lower corners slightly worn. Neat inscription on reverse of front endpaper, the 2 preliminary pages have all over pale foxing, occasional pale foxing to text and pale foxing to margins of 3 colour plates, occasional very slight pale fingermark. Contents otherwise very nice. Very good plus copy of a very early edition of Kreidolf's first book. At the lower right corner of the upper cover the full imprint reads "Verlag von Schafstein & Co. Coln, Rhein. Druck von Piloty u. Loehle, Munchen". At the foot of the final page is printed "Holzfreies Bunt - Druck Papier von Gebr. Müller in Mochenwangen". The second edition states that fact on the upper cover, the publisher's name is written 'Schaffstein', and a coloured title page is provided. Bilderwelt No. 486 (4th edition); Robinson und Struwwelpeter 1991, pages 151 - 152. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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