1935 English edition 4to Cloth back pictorial paper boards. pp 12 with movable wheels, pull tabs, cutouts, magic pictures (sadly the red viewing sheet is missing) the cut out page in the pocket at the back of the book is present. Covers marked and edges some what worn other wise good. “The Magic Boat” has become a classic and sought after early 20th Century Illustrated Children’s Book.
The book is remarkable for a number of reasons, Tom was the niece of Sigmund Freud. Martha, born Gertrud Martha Freud, adopted a male first name. In her late twenties, Tom was creator of some of the most inventive German picture books of the early 20th century.
Tom met the writer Jacob (Jankew) Seidmann, and the two had a daughter. In 1929, Jacob’s publishing venture failed and he committed suicide. Several months later, Tom too took her own life. She wrote and illustrated The Magic Boat during that final year.