1909 The English Struwwelpeter, or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures
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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
A collection of short humorous stories for children about naughty boys and girls and the punishments and fates that await them when they misbehave.
Originally written in German in 1845 by Dr Heinrich Hoffmann, a doctor from Frankfurt, who wrote it for his three-year-old grandson for Christmas. Hoffmann struggled with the classic moral stories for children of the day, so he wrote this one with humour and bizarre illustrations.
Brightly illustrated throughout in colour.
In the publisher's original pictorial boards, featuring an illustration from 'The Story of Little Suck-a-Thumb'.
Containing a previous owner's ink inscription to the front free-endpaper: 'Edward, from Aunt Catherina'.
In the publisher's original quarter cloth with paper covered boards. Externally, sound, with some age-toning and shelf wear to the boards. Bumping to the head and tail of the spine and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. A few handling marks to the pages, which are lightly age-toned to the extremities, and are otherwise clean throughout.
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