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61: Hoffmann (Heinrich) The English Struwwelpeter, or

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Hoffmann (Heinrich) The English Struwwelpeter, or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures for Little Children,
first edition, illustrations by the author, coloured by hand, slightly spotted and browned, two vertical crease marks in page 12, short tear at top of page 16 repaired, slightly affecting text, illustrations on page 17 with added colouring by a former owner, contemporary inscription inside upper cover, original printed boards, soiled and worn, later roan spine and corners, 4to, Leipsic, Friedrich Volckmar, 1848.

***This children's classic was first published in German the preceding year, soon followed by translations into other languages. Few copies of the first English edition have survived in the original binding, on which the date of publication appears. Only two copies have been sold at auction, the last of which was sold for the second time in 1996..

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Estimate £2,500 – £3,500
Starting Bid £2,200
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5:00 AM - Apr 19, 2012
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