Miniature with lovely floral patterned boards framed by gilt strip boards. Oblong, 43 by 83 mm. iv, 24 pp. This diminutive book was intended as a gift from a wife to her husband, and it has aphorisms rendered in German verse couplets containing sentiments and advice on how he might best please her. As an example, the second of the 24 "recipes" given is, in a more or less literal translation, without the rhymes; "Never leave your wife without a kiss and tender word, a day's work heightens one's enjoyment, and casts off one's whims." A thoroughly charming piece, perfectly capturing the Biedermeier ethos! Tiny chips at spine extremities. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Kleine Hausapotheke. Ein Geschenk für ...
Publisher: Eduard Pelz
Binding: Decorative boards.
Book Condition: Very Good Plus
Edition: First edition.
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