RARE illustrated children`s book by Josephine Siebe (1870-1941) by the eminent German children`s author and editor, author of approximately 70 books for children and adolescent girls. This book contains many color and b&w illustrations by an Austrian painter, graphic artist, author and illustrator Ernst Kutzer (1880-1965). 220x170mm. 182 pages. Hardcover rebound with original illustrated cloth cover. Cover and spine rubbed, yellowing and stained. Cover corners and bottom edge peeling. Cover corners and spine edges bumped. Inner cover taped. Front whitepage stained. Previous owner`s name and address written on front whitepage upper corner. Previous owner`s stamp on title-page upper corner. Pre-title page (color illustrations) wrinkled and tattered. Binding slightly visible between contents page and page 1. One illustration (`Die Birkenhütte`) detached, wrinkled and tattered. Few pages slightly age-stained. Pages slightly yellowing. This extremely rare and beautifully illustrated edition of a German children literature`s classic is in good condition.