Churchill as an imperialist spider.
[GLOATZ, F. W., editor]. England. Die Geschichte eines Raubstaates. [Berlin, Verlag der Deutschen Arbeitsfront, c. 1940]
Oblong 8vo. Original colour-printed wrappers with cloth backstrip; pp. 7, one colour-printed map with eight transparent overlays printed in black, white, red and yellow and fold-out booklet (illustrated self-wrappers, 10 leaves); covers have some light spotting and a small stain to the lower RH corner, with small ink blot to the lower RH corner of subsequent pages; some very light creasing to corners; staples now loose, resulting in loose pages; fold-out booklet expertly reattached; still very bright overall, and a remarkable survival of WW2 propaganda.
An intriguingly complex book production of anti-English Nazi propaganda documenting the growth of the British Empire with overlay maps and an explanatory booklet with a caricature of the spider Churchill by Bruno Böttiger on the front cover. Despite the political stance of this publication the typographical design of the colophon on the rear cover is unadulterated Bauhaus.