Title: Der Bunte Rock.
Publisher: München, Albert Langen
Publication Date: 1900
Book Condition: Very Good
xxxii printed pages. 30 full-page coloured litho plates of German soldiers. Black litho illustrated title page. Brown and grey patterned endpapers. Hinges split but still firm. 40.5 x 30.5 cm. In original blue decorative cloth. The upper cover has a black and white embossed image of a senior German Army officer, above black embossed lettering. Corners and edges very slightly worn. Contemporary ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper, that has a very small oblong 3mm section missing at the top corner. Eduard Thöny (1866-1950), Austrian caricaturist and painter, worked from 1896 to 1944 for the journal Simplicissimus - The large-format lithos are fabulous, very decorative images in typical Art Nouveau graphic style with flat colour tones and dry, caustic text that mocks the arrogance and ignorance of the officers of the Wilhelmine Army. This Album of the well-known cartoonist is rather uncommon. WorldCat locates no copies in the UK, one in France and Sweden and 3 copies in German universtiy libraries. Bookseller Inventory # 4271