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Titre : Wilhelm Busch Album : Humoristischer ...
Éditeur : Bassermann
Date d'édition : 1899
Reliure : Full-Leather
Etat du livre : Very Good
Description du livre Bassermann, Munchen, 1892. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Extremely rare first edition with text in original German. Red decorative hardcover boards with gilt lettering and stamped designs in the Victorian style. Decorative end pages. Illustrated. Boards with minimal shelf wear; binding tight and interior fresh and clean; light age toning. Wilhelm Busch (1832 ¿ 1908) was an influential German caricaturist, painter, and poet who is famed for his satirical picture stories with rhymed texts. After initially studying mechanical engineering and then art in Düsseldorf, Antwerp, and Munich, he turned to drawing caricatures. One of his first picture stories, Max and Moritz (published in 1865), was an immediate success and has achieved the status of a popular classic and perennial bestseller. Max and Moritz as well as many of his other picture stories are regarded as one of the main precursors of the modern comic strip. Wilhelm Busch also wrote a number of poems in a similar style to his picture stories. Besides that he produced more than 1,000 oil paintings that remained unsold up to his death in 1908. He is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. He was also active as a sculptor. Many couplets from Busch's humorous verses have achieved the status of adages in the German language. Only Goethe and Schiller are quoted more frequently in German than Busch. N° de réf. du libraire 006559