Warsaw: "Ksiazka ! Sztuka" Publishers, 1919. First trade edition. Softcover. Oblong Octavo. Unpaginated (32pp.). Original illustrated light brown string bound wraps with brown lettering on cover, illustrations on front and back cover. Illustrated title page. Rare satirical illustrations of anti-German work by Szyk with powerful lyrical text by Szyk's close friend and acclaimed Polish poet Julian Tuwim. Szyk's first published completely illustrated book with ground breaking anti-German caricatures which were reproduced many times. B/w reproductions of sketches and drawings with 15 of them signed and dated 1919 by Szyk in the original.
Combining their talents with panache Szyk and Turim mock the fussiness of Germans in organizing their state, and the revolution for that matter, plus expressing Germany's ambitions as a world power in their typical, laborious and overbearing bureaucratic ways, e.g. showing soldiers, under the supervision of a police man, in front of a dynamite factory reading pamphlets on how to start a revolt in the army and navy while a crowd is lining up at a side entrance of a "explosives distribution center." Wrappers with light wear along edges and rubbed. Book block lightly age toned. Wrappers and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. g. Item #37253