Item #49052 Der Schiffszimmermann: Das Wrack -- Zwei Erzählungen für die Jugend. Friedrich GERSTACKER.

Der Schiffszimmermann: Das Wrack -- Zwei Erzählungen für die Jugend.

Stuttgart: Loewes Verlag Ferdinand Carl, n.y. Hardcover. Illustrations by Willy Planck. Small 8vo. Quarter khaki cloth and pictorial paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 157pp, (3pp ads). 32 illustrations. Near fine/very good. Other than light age toning to endpapers, the book itself is in exceptionally tight and pristine condition; jacket shows mild edgewear and age toning. Item #49052

Astonishingly fresh, bright turn-of-the-century copy of this fiction (whose title translates "The Ship's Carpenter: The Wreck") by the prolific and popular German novelist and travel writer (1816-72). Color front board image of seaman fleeing a blazing ship onto a lifeboat is outstanding and the plentiful illustrations by famed German artist and illustrator Planck (1870-1956), probably the best known German book artist of the early 20th century, are delightful. Though undated, the ownership signature on front pastedown of John A. Noe, an artist from the famous German colonies known as Amana in Iowa, is dated December 25, 1912, thus approximately dating this edition. Scarce in this superb condition and the circa 120-year-old dust jacket is a rare survivor.

Price: $95.00

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