Contes d'Andersen, Calendrier pour 1912
Vienna: M. Munk, 1912.
An exquisite calendar illustrated with 12 fine color & gilt lithographs after watercolors by Heinrich Lefler, to illustrate 12 fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, with French text on facing pages. Every page (text and illustrations) is printed within wide elaborate gilt borders in the Jugdenstil fashion, and each month is preceded by a decorative list of feast or Saint's days. Slim 4to, modern stiff cream wrappers with original gilt & color lithographed motif by Joseph Urban mounted. One text page has a bent lower corner, well inside the margin, else a near fine clean copy in refurbished wrappers.
Lefler and Urban (brothers-in-law) did a series of these illustrated story-calendars in different years with different plates and stories.
Illustrator: Heinrich Lefler & Joseph Urban
Condition: Near Fine