New York and Zurich: Universe Books Inc.; Emil Matthieu Studio, 1967. First American edition. Oblong sexto-decimo [12 cm x 18 cm] Accordion-folding book composed of white, orange, and black paper over boards with folding color litographic interior. The extremities are lightly rubbed and foxed, the boards are a bit concave, and the pages are age-toned (colors still bright). The text is in English, German, and French. Very good. Item #60446
Adapted from a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. A bright and colorful symbolic reinterpretation by the noted Swiss artist.
From the rear panel:
"Folded Stories are miniature works of art, original lithographs; they are so presented that they can be used both as books and as a wall decoration.
"The Swiss artist has translated these fairy tales into her own picture language; she gives us both children and adults, a genuine experience of shape and colour and, amid a world of prefabricated perfectionism, stimulates our imagination."