Tel Aviv: Devir (Dvir), n.d. (1927?). First Hebrew Edition. Hardcover. Small Folio. Unpaginated (17)pp. White buckram spine over brown boards. Gold leaf debossed lettering on lithographic illustrated plate on front cover. The beautifully produced children's book is the Hebrew language translation of "Der Vogel Wandelbar" by German poet Richard Dehmel, originally published in 1923. The book is illustrated with seven gorgeous full-page color lithographs (+ cover image) by J. Gleitsmann. The poem uses the image of the bird metaphorically to describe the trials and tribulations of growing up and being handicapped. Text in Hebrew.
Binding with some staining to front and back, with a 3 x 1/2" stain to upper left corner of front cover, and a 1 1/2 x 1/2" stain to upper right corner of back cover. Corners lightly rubbed. Minor water stains to front lithograph, else fine. Crease to upper right corner of front cover. Interior with some minor smudges. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #40636