Wien und Leipzig: Verlag von Martin Gerlach & Co. / Verlag von Gerlach & Wiedling, [1901-20].
Hardcover. A complete 34 volume set, bound in 32 volumes (vols. 8/9 and 28/29 were issued together). All are first editions published from 1901 thru 1920. Square octavos. Bound in original publisher’s decorative cloth or original quarter cloth with illustrated paper over boards. Each volume is specially designed and illustrated by one of several leading artists of the Jugendstil and Hagenbund modern art movements. Volumes 1-17 have the woodcut bookplate of Austrian graphic artist Rudolf Junk on the front pastedowns, a few of the other volumes have a contemporary ownership name or small ink stamp, overall most volumes are near fine or better.
A scarce complete set of the legendary series with all volumes in first editions, the first 17 of which are from the library of Rudolf Junk (1880-1943), a graphic designer and president of the Hagen Artist Association (Küstlerbundes Hagen or Hagenbund). The association was active until 1938 when the Gestapo forced its closure. Edited by Hans Fraungruber, the series commenced publication in 1901 with the Brothers Grimm: *Kinder und hausmärchen nach Sammlung*. It was published in four separate volumes (nos. 1, 2, 5, and 12) each illustrated and designed by a different artist, and a fifth volume (no. 30): *Brüder Grimm: Deutsche Sagen* was issued in 1912.
Also included in the series are three separate volumes of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen: *Andersens Märchen* (nos. 15, 25, and 34), Daniel Defoe’s *Robinson Crusoe*, and several other classic German tales and stories, including of course the adventures of *Freiherrn von Münchhausen*, and a spectacular edition of *Die Nibelungen* designed by Carl Otto Czeschka. All of the individual volumes are celebrated for their contemporary illustrations and designs by leading German, Austrian, and Czech artists of the modern Jugendstil and folk art movements.
Single volumes occasionally appear and are eagerly sought after, but complete sets of all of the first edition are rarely found. A detailed list of each volume follows:
[Vol. 1]. *Kinder und hausmärchen nach Sammlung der Brüder Grimm (I)*. Illustrated by Ignaz Tauschner.
[Vol. 2]. *Kinder und hausmärchen nach Sammlung der Brüder Grimm (II)*. Illustrated by Albert Weisgerber.
[Vol. 3]. *Märchen-Sammlung von L. Bechstein*. Illustrated by Karl Fahringer. Small stain on front board, else near fine.
Vol. 4. *Aus des Knaben Wunderhorn*. Illustrated by Bertold Löffler.
Vol. 5. *Kinder und hausmärchen nach Sammlung der Brüder Grimm (III)*. Illustrated by Karl Fahringer.
Vol. 6. *Till Eulenspiegel*. Illustrated by Albert Weisgerber.
Vol. 7. *Gedichte von Josef Freiherr von Eichendorff*. Illustrated by Paul Horst-Schulze.
Vols. 8-9. *Reineke Fuchs* (von W. v. Goethe). Illustrated by Karl Fahringer.
Vol. 10. *Ausgewählte Gedichte von Nikolaus Lenau*. Illustrated by Hugo Steiner-Prag.
Vol. 11. *Die Nymphe des Brunnens* (Nach J. K. A. Musäus). Illustrated by Ignaz Taschner.
Vol. 12. *Kinder und hausmärchen nach Sammlung der Brüder Grimm (IV)*. Illustrated by Otto Tauschek. Boards are splayed vertically along the fore-edge, else near fine.
Vol. 13. *Ausgewählte Gedichte von August Kopisch*. Illustrated and designed by Ferdinand Andri.
Vol. 14. *Erzählungen und Schwänke* (von J. P. Hebel). Illustrated by Carl Otto Czeschka.
Vol. 15. *Andersens Märchen*. Illustrated by Hugo Steiner-Prag.
Vol. 16. *Die Blume im Lied*. Illustrated by Rudolf Sieck.
Vol. 17. *Bergkristall* (von Adalbert Stifter). Illustrated by Otto Bauriedl.
Vol. 18. *Rübezahl, der herr des Riesengebirges* (Deutsche Volkssagen von Musäus). Designed by Hans Schwaiger and Josef Loukota. Small contemporary ownership name in ink on front free endpaper and small ink stamp on back free endpaper, some wear to the board edges and light staining, very good.
Vol. 19. *Fahrten und Abenteuer des Freiherrn von Münchhausen*. Illustrated and designed by Franz Wacik. Small ownership name on title page (dated “Jan. 1908”). Modest wear to spine ends and corners, front hinge is tender, very good or better.
Vol. 20. *Gockel, Hinkel und Gackeleia* (von Klemens Brentano). Illustrated and designed by Franz Wacik. Modest wear and soiling to the boards, very good or better.
Vol. 21. *Deutsche Gedichte / mit Schattenbildern*. Illustrated and designed by Ferdinand Staeger. Bound in quarter cloth and illustrated paper over boards.
Vol. 22. *Die Nibelungen dem deutschen Volke* (von Franz Keim). Illustrated and designed by Carl Otto Czeschka. Bound in quarter cloth and printed paper over boards, with an embossed design on the front cover. Contemporary ownership name in ink on front free endpaper, and a small number (price?) in ink on the half title page. Some darkening and spotting to the white quarter cloth, boards gently splayed, near fine.
Vol. 23. *Nusskracker und Mausekönig* (E. T. A. Hoffmann). Designed by Otto Bauriedl and Ernst Kutzer.
Vol. 24. *Deutsche Wiegenlieder in Wort und Weise*. Calligraphy and illustrations by R. Daenert. Music with lyrics.
Vol. 25. *Andersens Märchen. Zweiter Teil*. Illustrated by Franz Wacik.
Vol. 26. *Die Schildbürger* (von Gustav Schwab). Illustrated by Ernst Liebenauer.
Vol. 27 *Gedichte von Ludwig Uhland*. Illustrated by Ferdinand Staeger.
Vols. 28-29. *Ausgewaehlte Marchen von Wilhelm Hauff*. Illustrated by Karl Fahringer. Small ownership ink stamp: “Volks-u. Hauptschule der Schuischwestern mit Öffentlichkeitsrecht” at the bottom right corner of the title page and one full-page illustration, else fine.
Vol. 30. *Brüder Grimm (V.) Deutsche Sagen*. Illustrated by Ernst Liebenauer. Printed on the verso of the title page: “Copyright 1912 by Gerlach & Wiedling, Vienna.” Boards lightly splayed, scattered wear to board edges and light staining, very good.
Vol. 31. *Deutsche Schwänke*. Illustrated by Siegmund von Suchodolski. Bound in quarter cloth and illustrated embossed paper over boards. Small “Volksschule” ink stamp on front free endpaper and one text page, rubbing to the boards and light staining, very good.
Vol. 32. *Robinson Crusoe von Daniel Defoe*. Illustrated by Ernst Liebenauer and Karl Fahringer.
Vol. 33. *Die Ostereier. Der Weihnachtsabend* (Zwei Erzählungen von Christoph von Schmid). Illustrated by Ferdinand Staeger. “Copyright 1920 by Gerlach & Wiedling.” Bound in quarter cloth and illustrated embossed paper over boards. Small bookplate on front pastedown. Fine.
Vol. 34. *Andersens Märchen* [III]. Illustrated by Norbertine Bresslern-Roth. “Copyright 1920 by Gerlach & Wiedling.” Bound in quarter cloth and color printed embossed paper over boards. Fine.