1913 Rare First Edition illustrated by Forster Robson - The Marvellous History of The Shadowless Man and The Cold Heart.
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Title: The Marvellous History of the Shadowless Man by A. Von Chamisso and The Cold Heart, by Wilhelm Hauff. With an Introduction by A. S. Rappoport. Illustrated by Forster Robson.
Publisher: Boston, Dana Estes & Co, no date (1913). First Edition illustrated by Forster Robson.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 10" X 8".
Pages: xiv-93-74 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original green full-cloth binding with gilt titles on front cover and spine (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Good content (bright, tight, foxing throughout - as shown, some illustrations corner lightly creased - as shown)
Illustrations: Complete with the 20 beautiful color plates and 10 duotone plates by Forster Robson.
The book: This rare first edition brings together two enchanting tales by celebrated German authors. Adelbert von Chamisso's "The Marvellous History of The Shadowless Man" delves into the mystical story of a man who loses his shadow, weaving themes of identity and loss. Wilhelm Hauff's "The Cold Heart" is a rich narrative set in the Black Forest, exploring the moral transformation of the protagonist. Both tales are brought to life by the stunning illustrations of Forster Robson, which are as integral to the text as the stories themselves.
The author: Adelbert von Chamisso (1781–1838) was a German poet and botanist best known for his story "Peter Schlemihl," the basis for "The Marvellous History of The Shadowless Man." Wilhelm Hauff (1802–1827) was a German poet and novelist noted for his vivid folktales and fairy tales, with "The Cold Heart" being one of his most famous works.
The illustrator: Forster Robson, an artist of exceptional talent, brings a unique visual narrative to these classic tales. His illustrations for this edition are a rare treat, showcasing his skill in using color and composition to evoke the mystical and emotional landscapes of the stories.
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