Meister Floh. Ein Märchen in sieben Abentheuern zweier Freunde [...] Zum ersten Male vollständig herausgegeben von Hans von Müller. Mit zehn Zeichnungen von Ernst Stern.
4to. 261 [including first blank], (3) pp. With frontispiece, title vignette and 9 illustrations, all in original hand colour. Contemporary full red calf with giltstamped spine title. Top edge gilt.
Number 104 of a limited edition of 1050 copies: an appealing, complete edition of the satirical narrative by Hoffmann (1776-1822), who was prosecuted for the work. A partly censored first edition appeared in 1822. The illustrations were created by the stage designer and graphic artist Stern (1876-1954), whom Max Reinhardt had hired for the Deutsches Theater in Berlin in 1906.
Partly untrimmed as issued. Binding lightly scuffed. From the library of the Viennese collector Werner Habel, with his signed and stamped ownership to flyleaf, dated 1978.
Voerster 88. Grutzmacher 16. For Stern cf. Thieme/Becker XXXII, 5f. Vollmer IV, 358f.