BLAUER SCHMETTERLING. Hermann Hesse.
BLAUER SCHMETTERLING.
BLAUER SCHMETTERLING.
BLAUER SCHMETTERLING.

BLAUER SCHMETTERLING.

(Miniature Books).
  • (n.p. Rolf Lock, n.d., but 2019).
  • 53 x 54 mm, 99 x 96 mm case
  • painted leather, painted pastepaper, leather spine label with gilt, silk tie
  • unpaginated

Price: $2,500.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 134048

An unique artists' book, with illustrations and calligraphy by Rolf Lock. Printed on handmade paper, which when opened accordion style, reveals the poem with butterflies on the front and rear. The painted Chagrin leather binding, expertly executed by the Swiss bookbinder Roland Meuter, comes together to form the left and right halves of a butterfly. All housed in a custom fitting book cradle inserted into a slipcase made out of painted pastepaper with a leather spine label. An absolutely astonishing piece.


Hermann Hesse was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946 for his works, including his most well-known title Steppenwolf.