This book was created at the beginning of "the book as art form" period. This period (from late 1800's to the 1920's) produced especially beautiful books, both in content and in physical appearance. This book is a good early example of this. The cover is richly illustrated in red cover with black flower border, gold accent flowers and gold letters. The poems are illustrated with engravings and "scherenschnitte" which were very popular at the time. This book will be a great addition to any library.
The book is in excellent vintage condition with slight bumping on the corners, and mild yellowing of the pages. Binding is tight and the book has no odors or other damage.