The Art of Book Design: Das unheimliche Buch

Felix Schloemp. Das unheimliche Buch. Munich: Georg Mueller, 1914 

It’s all a bit strange, but I like it.


Via: The Public Domain Review


  1. says

    Well, it is supposed to be spooky…
    “Unheimlich” is one of the words where I just can’t find a 100% English equivalent. Mix strange and spooky and scary and it’s all of that.

  2. bmiller says

    would make an awesome album cover for the bands that play the awful, awful music I listen to! :)

  3. Tethys says

    What lovely artwork and binding. I read Unheimliche as otherworldly, but creepy seems to cover all the meanings. Heimchen, Waldleute, and the Putzmommel aren’t always scary stories, though a lot of Germannic folk-tales are quite gruesome.

  4. voyager says

    Thanks, Giliell,
    I was hoping you’d explain the title.
    The entire book is available through the Internet Archive, but it’s in old fashioned German script and I couldn’t make heads or tails of it.

    Thanks to you also for helping with translation.

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