München: Hesperos verlag, 1919. Frontispiece and four full-page text illustrations by Emil Preetorius, each signed by the artist in pencil in the lower left. Cover design also by him. Second edition. Limited, numbered (1/50/450). Signed by the illustrator on the recto of the second leaf in pen. Handbound. In publisher’s limp vellum with gilt-embossed title, illustration and ruling on the front, gilt-embossed illustration and ruling on rear cover. Gilt title and ruling on the spine. Upper edge gilt. 103, (1) p. Mounted bookplate on the recto of the front flyleaf. In fine condition.
Luxury edition of Der Elementargeist by E. T. A. Hoffmann (1883–1924), with signed illustrations and frontispiece by the German graphic artist, Emil Preetorius (1883–1973).