Aber die Nachtigall jubelt. Heitere Texte.

Halle, Mitteldeutscher Verlag, 1962.

8vo, pp. 105, [4], with 6 full-page and 2 smaller illustrations; a very good copy in the original cloth, original illustrated dust-jacket designed by Kurt Stumpe (a few small chips to top edge of jacket).


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First edition. An early collection of poems illustrated by three contemporary Czech artists, Jaroslav Bejček, František Peterka and Richard Tápal. In 1962 Kunze married his German-Czech wife Elisabeth Littnerova, and through her came into contact with many Czech artists and poets.

OCLC locates 4 copies outside Germany, at University of British Columbia, Luther College, Notre Dame, and Cincinnati.

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