[Children's books]. Kozísek, Josef. Rudolf Mates, illus. Clara V. Winlow, trans. The Magic Flutes. New York: Longman's, Green and co, 1929. First printing. Oblong quarto. Full color illustration throughout. Original cloth boacked printed paper covered boards. Some minor wear at extreme edges, a lovely copy.
First edition, printed in Czechlosavakia, a surprisingly beautiful production, and a charming seires of stories about a humanized poor mouse family (with plenty of other animals similarly humanized rounding out the cast) the father of which teaches each of his eight sons to play a magic flute and sends them out to share their music: "Spread happiness with your playing everywhere, and some will also come your way, and bread to eat as well." (#kfk903)