Hannover: Heinrich Böhme, 1919. 4to (281 x 223 mm). 12 original woodcuts and lithographs by various artists, see above. Original cloth-backed boards. Some light dampstaining to spine, minor wear to extremities; some overall light browning. Provenance: purchased from Erasmushaus, 1953. From the Collection of Arthur & Charlotte Vershbow. Item #401680
FIRST EDITION of this anthology of German Expressionism. The six full-page woodcuts are by Erich Heckel (Dube T. 319 b), Wilhelm Plünnecke, Eberhard Viegener, Ernst Barlach (Schult 163), Lyonel Feininger (Prasse W 46 II), and Kurt Schwitters (Schmalenbach-Bolliger 250); the six lithographs are by Max Unold, Richard Seewald (Jentsch L 91), Conrad Felixmüller (Söhn 176 b), Paul Klee (Kornfeld 75b), Max Buchartz, and Otto Gleichmann. The poems and stories are by Thomas Mann, Alfred Döblin, Walt Whitman, Else Lasker-Schüler, Max Pulver, Theodor Dubler and others.