A collection of poems for children and adults and fables for children by a popular Slovenian author Dragotin Kette (1876 – 1899) was decorated by an academic artist Maksim Gaspari, who was at the time living in Munich and was heavily influenced by contemporary Viennese and south Bavarian book design.
First book of Kette’s work was only published in 1900, a year after his death at the age of 23.
This is the second edition of Kette’s poetry, enlarged with a biography, portrait and a facsimile of his writing, representing the first wonderful monument to the author. Our edition is a rare-to-find limited luxury version in blue linen and gilt decoration. The more known edition was published without illustrations, bound in simple wrappers and subtitled as “Common Edition”.
References: OCLC 314461499, 320076396, 442232769, 62644224.