[EXPRESSIONIST]. RUCKERT, J.[ohann Michael] Fr.[iedrich]. Hermann FISCHER (illustrator). Vom Bublein vom Baumlein; Zwei Marlein von J. Fr. Ruckert &c. Bern: Verlag A. Francke. .
4to. Original black cloth-backed red pictorial boards; pp. ; with a total of 37 woodblock illustrations printed in dense ink about bold text in capitals; an attractive copy with rubbing and some wear to edges of boards and corners, with slight scuffing and light marking to lower cover, internally clean with toning to stock and a slight bruise to top forecorner of book block.
First edition. The artwork, by Swiss painter and graphic artist Hermann Fischer-Beerli (1888-1955), is Expressionist in style. He was a teacher of wood-engraving, drawing, and illustration at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich but also worked alongside his wife, who was a kindergarten teacher, to produce visually compelling books full of woodcuts or linocuts for the young.