Neueste Deutsche Fabeln
This book belongs to one series that seems a variation of another series. This series is published by Klinke and includes Neuere Deutsche Fabeln and others. The other series is published by Alfo Kunstdruck Verlag in Kaiserslautern and includes Deutsche Fabeln aus dem 16. und 18. Jahrhundert von Luther und Lessing and others. Both series have the same canvas binding and the same striped cover format with a picture at the center. Volumes in both have 32 pages and fourteen fables. The editor remains the same for both, but illustrators vary within and between the two series. The title-page declares that this is Band 10. There is a T of C at the beginning. The color work for the fourteen fables here is simple and pleasing. Each fable's text is on the left-hand page with a colored illustration on the right-hand page. Above and below the colored illustration are engaging and even humorous sketches of different phases of the fable. The best of the illustrations may be Der Affe und das Pferd (19); this illustration is also used on the cover. There is an array of German authors, several of whom died, apparently, during World War II. Since this book gives their birth date but no death date, I may have to revise by perhaps ten years my estimate that this book -- and perhaps this series -- were done in 1950. Now 1935 or 1940 seems more accurate.
Offsetdruckerei und Verlag Klinke & Co., GMBH