Cöln, Cologne: Herman & Friedrich Schaffstein, . 1st, tan cloth spine and boards, yellow title, and large picture of flower babies and women, green endpapers with young flower men watching dancing rows of flower girls; 16 chromolithogr. German language hardback oblong.
Elegant and creative comments on the human condition through the medium of very precisely rendered flowers., a flower shepherdess and her faithful flower dog being tempted by a flower witch, the feelings of the Passionflower who lives only one day, little Alpine flowers exploring the rocks, an apothecary with little drawers of flower remedies for the dying flower before him.... Kreidolf's last book for Schaffstein, with watercolours beautifully reproduced.
CONDITION: Good Minus; tiny collector initials in ep gutter, no other marks; top board and spine very clean, bottom board with minor dents, all extrems rubbed and quite bumped, affecting pages at spine head, bottom corner creased on both boards about 3" diagonal; hinges intact, openings to net on Chapter 1 and 6 but holding, very light rust to original staples; short side bump on pages about 3/8", otherwise endpapers and all pages are very clean, smooth, and bright. Item #22000