Budapest: Singer és Wolfner Kiadása, .
Oblong quarto. Original publisher's dark ivory decorative wrappers printed in olive green and lavender. 1f. (title), 3-31,  (blank) pp. Text in Hungarian. For voice and piano.
Illustration to upper wrapper by Elek Falus (1884-1950). First and last pages with large illustrations by László Hegedüs (1870-1911). Profusely illustrated throughout with small printed drawings to margins by Károly Mühlbeck (1869-1943) in various colours.
Budapest bookseller and collector's handstamps to title.
Wrappers slightly worn; split at spine; small edge tears; corners chipped. Slight central vertical crease; light browning throughout.
Rare (1 copy located outside Hungary, at the ÖNB).
Pianist Alajos Tarnay primarily wrote works for piano, but also achieved success with his popular songs. For Mesék [Fairy Tales], he set the texts of young poet Imre Farkas, who would go on to become a leading playwright and operetta composer.
Artists Elek Falus, László Hegedüs, and Károly Mühlbeck are all representatives of the Hungarian Art Nouveau style, with its emphasis on folk and pastoral themes.
A beautiful volume combining Hungarian music and art.
Price: $250.00 other currencies