- (Frankfurt, Germany): Edition Schwarze Seite, (2006).
- 38 x 29 cm
- cloth boards, illustrated paper label on front panel
- unpaginated (but 78 pages)
Price: $1,200.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 138517
Limited to 30 numbered copies signed by the artist. A fine copy.
Seven fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers, with seven two- or three-page color etchings and seven vignette etchings by Eckhard Froeschlin. Linotype-set in Helvetica 16p and printed by Eckhard Froeschlin on Velin d'Arches mould made paper 250g. Handbound by Roger Green.
From the Grimm's collection, Eckhard Froeschlin chose seven fairy tales of the tailor type, the hero usually being a poor and thin young man going into the world to fight with giants, to betray the king and to get the princess at the end. Froeschlin's color etchings are to accompany the stories int he lapidar, amoral and hardstuffed version of the Grimm's first edition from 1812 and 1815, which later, following critics, has been softened and literally blown up.
Established in 1991 and directed by Eckhard Froeschlin since 2012, Edition Schwarze Seite has printed various works by famed authors and artists. Froeschlin has displayed his works at numerous institutions around the world and visits many of the large fine press book fairs (including CODEX and the Frankfurt Book Fair).