I picked these up in a flea market in Berlin 2 years ago. Beautiful book jackets for a series re-published by Verlag Volk und Weld, Berlin 1980. Originally older though I think. I’m not great at decifering the german credits in the back, so any info on these would be great. Can anyone shed any light?


  1. wolfgang commented on 27 September 2012 at 8:18 am

    (typo:) Verlag Volk und Wel*t*
    Welt as in (People / Collective and) World

    see here:
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verlag_Volk_und_Welt (info only available in german as of now, sorry).

    apparently the most important publisher for “fiction” in eastern germany GDR at the time.

    beside publishing about 100 book titles per year there also was the quarterly magazine der bücherkarren with infos about new releases.

    nowadays random house owns the name rights.

    hope that helps a little.

  2. martin commented on 30 October 2012 at 10:33 am

    Hi Wolfgang.That’s great, thankyou. They’re a wonderful series of covers. A real find.

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