[RUSSIAN EDITION OF 'BUTZ DER AMEIS' PRINTED IN BERLIN] Muravei Buts: Prikliucheniia︡ v mire murav'ev. Translated by V. M. Bogrovoi.
HELMUTH M[AXIMILIAN] BÖTTCHER, (1895-1979).
Izdanie A. F. Devriena, Berlin, 1923.
Paperback. Demy 8vo. (22 x 15,5 cm). In Russian. 160 p., unnumbered b/w plates. Slightly chipped on extremities of wrappers. Faded gilded ills. on cover. Several small stains interior, on several pages. Interesting ex-library trace of a Russian bookseller in Contantinople (G. L. Pakhalova) on colophon with an ownership inscription in 1924. Otherwise a very good copy. Helmuth Maximilian Böttcher was the son of the writer Maximilian Böttcher. After attending the Königsstädtischer Realgymnasium in Berlin, Helmuth Maxmilian Böttcher studied law, economics and natural sciences at the universities in Berlin and Greifswald. He worked in the Prussian War Ministry during the WW1. Böttcher married a daughter of the industrialist Paul Reuss, founder of the Kyffhäuserhütte Artern and the Hörselwerke in Eisenach, with whom he had two daughters and a son. From 1924 to 1938 Böttcher was managing director of Hörselwerke, a company in Eisenach that specializes in the production of folding rules. After the Second World War Böttcher lived in the GDR, where his literary works were published at that time, but also had a residence in the Federal Republic. Towards the end of the 1950s he went to West Germany, where he lived in Sprendlingen in Hesse. Helmuth Maximilian Böttcher was the author of novels, short stories, plays and radio plays. Since the 1960s he has mainly published non-fiction books on cultural history and medical topics. (Wikipedia). Russian Edition was published in the same year, 1923 in Berlin. Only one institutional copy located in New York Public Library System NYPL according to OCLC: 70056062.