Konigstein im Taunus & Leipzig: Karl Robert Langewiesche, 1931. First edition (1. bis 15. Tausend). Softcover. Quarto (10 3/8 x 7 1/2"). 127, pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over decorative wrappers. Frontispiece.
This first edition of "Formen des Lebens: Botanische Lichtbildstudien" (Forms of Life: Botanical photo studies) was published in 1931 as part of the popular 'Blue Books' series.
It is a striking collection of 120 b/w botanical photographs of flowers and plants taken indoors by German photographer Paul Wolff (1887-1951).
Minor and sporadic rubbing and age-toning to dust-jacket. Text and captions in German, gothic script. DJ in overall good+, wrappers and interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #41475