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Kaulbach, Wilhelm, illus.  The heroic life and exploits of Siegfried the dragon slayer; an old German story. London: J. Cundall, 1848. 4to (21.6 cm, 8.5"). 118 pp.; 8 col. plts.
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Sole edition and printed by Charles Whittingham: The ancient Germanic tale of Siegfried the Dragon Slayer comes in various versions with a multitude of adventures — however, the common feature is Siegfried's courage and strength. This 19th-century retelling of the story features => 14 adventures with eight exquisite chromolithographic illustrations (including a frontispiece) after designs by German painter Wilhelm (von) Kaulbach. Sigfried's colorful deeds, which include interesting encounters in the wilderness and fighting giants, end with the inevitable dragon battle.
        Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

NSTC 2S21090. Not in Ing. Publisher's quarter brown roan over orange paper–covered boards, spine with gilt lettering; rubbed, corners bumped, small split at bottom of front joint (outside) exposing some backing. All edges gilt. Very light offsetting to pages opposite illustrations; gutter cracks at pp. 48 and 56. => Nicely readable, with illustrations clean and striking.  (37637)   Please RESHELVE This.


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