(GREAT WAR). Fritz SECK. ~ Skizzen. [Germany], 1915.
Oblong 8vo sketchbook (168 × 245 mm), 17 leaves, pencil, watercolour and crayon drawings on both sides, table to inside front cover. Original linen covered boards, remains of ties. Linen tape reinforcement to gutter of binding.
A German boy’s Great-War era sketchbook, filled with his drawings (c. 35), most of contemporary war scenes: field telegraphy, infantry assaults, wounded soldiers, a 42 cm field gun, biplanes (one entitled ‘Doppeldecker beschießt die englische Küst’, i.e. ‘Biplane attacks the English coast’), an officer’s car, a warship, a U-boat, together with a few historical scenes (including a native american village).