Heidelberg: Dr. Alfred Hüthig Verlag, 1950. First edition. 8vo, 156 pp, bound in pale blue cloth titled in gilt. Illustrated dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. Text in German.
First edition of an essential study on the history of tattooing, branding and body painting, based upon Schönfeld's own collection - one of the most important research collections to be amassed. The work includes 84 illustrations, most of them photographs.
Very good, with some minor areas of toning and foxing to the endpapers and edges of the text block, in a very good jacket that is frayed and nicked at extremities, with some light soiling, but complete and very good.
Crown soundly bumped, affecting pages throughout, though the binding remains sturdy. The dust jacket is creased and soiled, with a small internal hole at the spine, but complete. About very good. Item #29768