Paris: Printed by R. Coulouma for the Members of the Limited Editions Club, 1930. Frans Masereel. Limited edition. Paperback. SIGNED. 308; 376pp. Quarto [26 cm] Beige and black printed wraps. Deckled page edges. With the glassine wrappers, but without the chemise and slipcase. The books are in very good condition, with a contemporary owner's inscription on the verso of the front flyleaf of volume 1, and again on the verso of the front wrap of volume 2. The text block of volume two is just starting to crack at p. 153. The glassine wrappers are in very good condition, with a number of small closed and open tears in the edges. Item #50429
With a critical introduction by Andrew Lang, and with wood-cut illustrations by Frans Masereel. Signed by Frans Masereel on the limitation page. Number 1490 of 1500. Masereel's woodcut series, which were primarily of an expressionistic sociocritical nature, brought Frans Masereel international acclaim. In addition, he also illustrated many famous works of world literature by authors such as Thomas Mann, Emile Zola and Stefan Zweig.