Berlin: Der Kinderbuchverlag, 1986. First Edition Thus. Handsome edition of this volume by Sell (1939-2009), a German graphic artist, illustrator, and ceramist. The volume contains traditional fables (Aesop, Avian, Romulus, Wilhelm Busch, Johannes Pauli, et al.), each accompanied by a color woodcut by Sell. While the trade edition precedes by two years, the deluxe issue is uncommon; OCLC notes 2 holdings only (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Otto von Guericke University). Item #3121
Deluxe Issue, one of 50 numbered copies specially bound (this being copy no.17), with all eleven woodcuts signed and dated by the artist. Small folio (35cm); light brown paper-covered boards and beige leather backstrip bound with matching leather cord, with titles stamped on spine and woodcut illustration embossed to front cover; illustrated endpapers; publisher's decorative slipcase; pp; illus. Fine in a Fine slipcase.