Hanau: Verlag Karl Schustek, 1968. Hardcover. 115pp. Small quarto [26 cm] White cloth over boards with a black ink stamped design by Masereel on the front cover. The head and foot of the spine are gently bumped. In an attractive dust jacket, with very occasional shallow closed and open tears to the edges (one backed with a piece of tape), and a minor open nick to the surface of the front panel. German text. Very good / very good. Item #57407
Masereel's woodcut series, which were mainly of sociocritical content and of expressionistic formal concept, brought Masereel international acknowledgment. Among them were his so-called image novels including 'Passion eines Menschen,' 'Mein Stundenbuch,' 'Die Sonne,' 'Die Idee,' and 'Geschichte ohne Worte,' which all date from the 1920s. During this same time Masereel also drew illustrations for famous works of world literature by Thomas Mann, Emile Zola and Stefan Zweig.