The English Struwwelpeter

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Author: Hoffmann, Heinrich
Publisher: Friedrich Volckmar
Publication date: 1849
Signed: -
Illustrator: 24 pages with hand-coloured, non-copyright wood engravings
Folio/binding: Publisher's pictorial boards
Place of publication: Leipsic, Germany
Format: 4to, 26cm
Pages: 24pp
Weight: 0.5 kg

    Second English edition, the first was published in 1848. After the Fourteenth edition of the Celebrated German work. First English translation of the most important German children's book of the nineteenth century. With the original Hoffmann illustrations. Struwwelpeter was cleaned up for the 13th (English) edition, after which only the copyright illustrations appeared. Publisher's pictorial boards with chipping and slight loss to bottom front title, and numerous pin holes to front and back covers; neat contemporary inscription and bookplate on verso of front cover; small bookseller blind stamp on title-page, spine and corners strengthened; edge-worn & dog eared, last leaf with long tear repaired: a good copy of an extremely scarce book