Amsterdam: SL van Looy, 1897. With the preface of Mr. C. Vosmaer and introduction by Willem Kloos. Illustrated by T. Nieuwenhuis. Second edition. The decorated covers are in beautiful original condition. There is just a little bumping to the top edge of the spine. Endpapers slightly discoloured. Original decorative black / brown linen batik boards.
One of the most beautifully executed books of the period. Comprehensively discussed by Jan Veth in "Dutch artists of this time" (pages 133-137). The decorative covers, the lithographed flyleaves, the title page, four chapter interim pages, vignettes and edge decorations designed by Theo Nieuwenhuis. Printed in seven colors on watermarked paper in an edition of 400 copies. This luxury edition was worked on for nearly two years by the decorative artist Theo Nieuwenhuis. 194 pp. 200 x 15 5mm (7¾ by 6 inches).