Berlin: Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Bohsen), 1925. First edition. Hardcover. Oblong Octavo. Unpaginated. Original brown quarter-cloth over illustrated mustard-yellow boards with black lettering on cover. Illustrated endpapers. Title page with color illustration, rendered lithographically, and framed brown lettering. Table of content with head and endpiece in lithography. Last page with color illustration of storch carrying a baby in a basket. Illustrated throughout with twenty-six full page color lithographs of illustrations by E. B. Smith. Lithography by Albert Rodig. Text in German, Gothic script. Binding with light wear along eadges, light chipping, some light staining on front cover, lightly rubbed. Good to very good condition. Item #51697
Elmer Boyd Smith (1860-1943) was a popular American illustrator of children's books. Alice Berend (1875-1938) was a successful German-Jewish author of historical novels on Berlin. In this edition the tells Smith's story of the Ark in German. She was the sister of the painter Charlotte Berend-Corinth.