Der Blaue Reiter. 1912. De-luxe edtiion of the almanac with two Woodcut in colors: "Bogenschütze" and "Fabeltier", each signed and 4 color plates (3 mountedn) and three music additions and numerous illustrations in the text. Published by Kandinsky and Franz Marc. Munich, R.Piper, 1912.
In the original, dark-blue smoothed calf binding, designed by Wassily Kandinsky, with gilt-tooled vignette and top edge gilt. Roethel 79 II (of II). Lankheit 826/3 (of 3). Hoberg/Jansen 24/3 (of 4). From an edition of 50 copies from the de-luxe edition. One on wove paper by Van Gelder (without watermark). Mythical creature on fine Japon. Up to 21.5 x 14.3 cm (8.4 x 5.6 in). Sheet each: 28,8 x 21,5 cm (11,3 x 8,4 in). [EL]. First edition of the important expressionist almanac. Only three copies of the de-luxe edition have been offered on the international auction market. The mythical creature has only been offered twice as single sheet, the archer has never been offered before (source: artnet.com).