Bambi. Eine Lebensgeschichte aus dem Walde. Berlin: Verlag Ullstein, 1923, first edition, signed by the author on the title-page, pictorial initials, 4 pp. advertisements at end, top edge red, some ink stamps, slight browning, lower hinge splitting at foot, minor wear at head and foot of spine; Bambi. A Life in the Woods [translated by Whittaker Chambers]. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1928, first American trade edition, title-page in green and black, illustrations within the text by Kurt Wiese, original green cloth lettered in gilt, illustrated endpapers, top edge yellow, dust-jacket, minor ink spots to top edge; both 8vo (2)
The story of Bambi first appeared in the periodical Die Neue Freie Presse in 1922 with the first edition published, in German, the following year. The English translation, with a foreword by John Galsworthy, was published in New York in 1928. The film rights were sold in 1933 and the Disney Studios released their animated feature film nine years later.
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