Title Aus den Memoiren des Herrn von Schnabelewopsky
Book Condition Near Fine
Publisher Berlin Paul Cassirer 1910
Seller ID 006225
No. 46 of 60 on Imperial Japan (Japan vellum), and a total limited edition of 310 copies. Large 4to. 31.5 by 24 cm. 83,  pp. With 35 lithographic plates, six of which are hand-colored, and nine of which are signed by Pascin. Also signed by him on the limitation page. The cover also has a partly colored illustration by Pascin done on the vellum. This book was Pascin's first book project. The satirical Heine novel, first published in 1833, actually was the inspiration for Wagner's "Der Fliegende Hollander" or "The Flying Dutchman". Pascin was born in Bulgaria, was active in Paris for much of his career, although becoming an American citizen and working in the U.S. as well. The illustrations in this book have a deliberately naive quality, almost as if done by a child. Condition: short tear of vellum along lower front joint (2 to 3 cm in length). Typical, yet slight, bowing of the vellum, and a touch of lifting of the vellum from the boards. Minor darkening of the vellum leaves within along the edges.