Here was a very lucky find on this visit's first day in Mannheim. I had found some things in this store on various previous visits. Many of the other used book shops in Mannheim have ceased to exist, so I was happy to get to this one and to chat with the dealer on the second floor. He was disappointed that he could offer me little by way of new or unusual books. And then he had a moment of enlightenment! He remembered and moved quickly to the archival drawers, saying This you do not have! He almost apologized then for having to charge me €25 as he explained that this was a limited edition of 100 booklets prepared for good clients some twenty years ago. We both were proud of the hand-painting of the Ulm illustration on the cover of the sons digging up their vineyard to find the treasure. I count about twelve fables taken from Aesop, Luther, Lessing, and others, many of them facing an Ulm illustration. The title is printed on a slipsheet protecting the hand-painted cover illustration. I am so happy to have found this booklet!
Quadrate Buchhandlung und Antiquariat, Mannheim