- Small tear in lower margin and lower corner creased p.1/2; sm. marginal tear in upper part of right margin p.7/8. Despite these small defects in an exceptional condition for this type of material.
= Issue no.1 of the anarchistic and dadaistic periodical Der Dada, printed on red paper. With contributions by A. BAADER, R. HÜLSENBECK and T. TZARA. "After editing the unique issue of "Club Dada" with Huelsenbeck and Jung in 1918, Hausmann teamed up with Baader and Huelsenbeck to bring out "Der Dada" as the principal organ of the Berlin Dadas in the summer of 1919. [This] first number [two more were published in 1919/1920] is largely literary in content (apart from the four abstract woodcuts by Hausmann (...)), [but] its cover, designed by Hausmann and Baader, hints at typographical experimentation to come: Hebrew characters jostle with vignettes clipped from a dictionary and a variety of typefaces producing an effect of arranged disorder. (...) Brief pieces by Baader, Hausmann and Tzara provide interesting asides on the differences between German and French Dada, the former replete with mock hierarchies (...), commands, titles, honorifics; the latter with scatological assaults on the church, French tradition and culture". (Ex Libris, cat.10, 1983, no.174/175). Bollinger III, 159/ 160 ("Sehr Selten"); Raabe 78. SEE ILLUSTRATIONS PLATE V.