New York: The Literary Guild, 1935. Large octavo. Gilt cloth. Illustrated throughout by the author. Cloth a bit hand- smudged, but very good in bright, probably supplied pictorial dust jacket. Literary Guild printing of the American edition, printed from the plates of the Doubleday printing. Translated from the German by Desmond Ivo Vesey. The Austrian- American artist's most widely known work, based in large part on his own travels to Haiti. This copy bears Loederer's ten line, 1945 presentation inscription to designer/artist/illustrator P. K. Thomajan, attended by a full-page color water-color and ink drawing, signed, of a bare-breasted woman engaged in what one must presume is a voodoo dance. Loederer's bookplate is laid in, along with two a.pcs.s. ("Dick") from Loederer to Thomajan, one from Vancouver (Nov. 28, no year), and one from Hollywood, postmarked 8 October 1946. The first incorporates three small humorous drawings, the second has affixed a small photo of the author and a Native American chief, on the occasion of a trip to Arizona. A decent lot. (Inventory #: WRCLIT76706)
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