Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: Limited Edition; Signed by Author
Publisher: Berlin, Germany: S. Fischer Verlag, .
Illustrator: Illustrated by Ludwig Von Hofmann
A lovely Limited Edition, which preceded the Trade Edition, in Near Fine condition with light sunning to top edge and bumped upper spine. No dust jacket, as issued. Light blue colored boards with gilt floral device and title and author in gilt on spine. Illustrated with 14 stunning woodcuts, the first signed by the illustrator, Ludwig von Hofmann. SIGNED and inscribed by the Nobel Laureate directly on the limitation page. This is #21 of 150 comments.
Die blaue Blume, or "The Blue Flower", is a verse novel written by Nobel Prize winning author Gerhart Hauptmann. In German culture the blue flower symbolizes desire, love, and the metaphysical striving for the infinite and unreachable ; Woodcuts; [1-6] 7-59 [60-64] pages.