JAEGLE, Martin. HOFFMANN, E.T.A. ~ Das Ode Haus.
With 37 woodcut illustrations by Lieselotte Schwarz. One of 1600 copies, signed by the artist. 4to., in a designer binding by Martin Jaegle in full tan oasis with 2 large ochre curved onlay decorations on front cover, t.e.g., spine lettered in gilt, suede endpapers with signatures on upper and lower turn-ins of Martin Jaegle and the Legatoria Artistica Ascona dated 1972. In tan morocco backed linen clamshell box.
The Legatoria Artistica Ascona in Switzerland produced many of the best European binders of this period including Martin Jaegle. The design is very much of its time and reflect Schwarz’s striking primitivist illustrations to Hoffmann’s “Bleak House”. Lieselotte Schwarz was a superb German illustator, she died in 2003, and has been mentioned in Germany as being on a level with Sendak.