Berlin: Verlag Fritz Gurlitt (1921). 4to. 26pp. A tribute to the poet August von Platen, Schoff has created twenty-five images to accompany the text, all of which is printed in holograph form. The illustrations are distinctly homoerotic and involve boys cavorting in the countryside or engaged in tender embraces. Schoff was known for his sensually erotic images, many involving homosexual relations. One of 100 copies printed (hand-numbered #14), an additional twenty were issued with hand-colored plates. Very good in lavender colored wrappers with cover design, lightly worn at edges and enclosed in dismembered cardboard box. Several of the plates are signed by the artist. Quite rare- we find no copies in American institutions.
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Boston: Richard Badger (1923). 142pp. The first published English translations of von Platen's homoerotic poetry translated by Reginald Bancroft Cooke, who also contributes an Introduction. Cooke issued several Platen translations, all of them in quite small editions, which were collected here for the first time. Laid into the book is the author's card, with a brief penciled note. Gilt lettering on spine faded and binding lightly worn. Quite uncommon. Young 3037.