Circa 1920. Quarto (8" x 10"), red cloth stamped in gilt and black. Unpaginated. "Illustrations colored by hand after the original style." Gift inscription in pencil on the front free-endpaper. A few spots of soil and slight edgewear. A number of cautionary tales originally in 1845 in German as Strewwelpeter. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Slovenly Peter, or Cheerful Stories and ...
Publisher: John C. Winston Co no date
Book Condition: Very good
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. nd. From the twenty-third edition of the celebrated German work. Phil: Henry T. Coates. 4to. Hardcover. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and black figures in a border. VG. Slight wrinkle on front cover; spine ends rubbed. Binding tight and contents clean. (FR). Seller Inventory # F1629
Book Description The John C. Winston Company, Philadelphia. Decorative Red Cloth w Gilt. Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ. Undated Edition (circa 1925). This unpaginated and undated gem from the past and still precious in the present, being an increasingly well respected and energetically applauded offering it is proudly presented with great and well deserved hubris by Hirschfeld Galleries in the publishers ORIGINAL binding. Said binding being full decorative red cloth with black and gilt. It is rock solid, tight, and clean, save for minimal bumping to cores corners and spine ends and sun darkening to narrow spine. Nice hand colored illustrations throughout. Wonderful old stories which likely would not pass modern requirements for political correctness. Repeat, Illustrated throughout in black/white and color with illustrations after the originals by Hoffmann. Some 37 rhymes in all including: Slovenly Peter; The Story of Cruel Frederick; The Story of the Inky Boys; The Story of Fidgety Philip; The Story of Flying Robert; Tom, The Thief; Envious Minny; etc. Alas, when all is said and done and the proverbial geese have come home to nest or roost, or whatever, and you're ready to decide to invest some of your hard-earned cash in this lofty offering, please consider that this book does indeed have the four absolute uppermost qualities we at Hirschfeld Galleries since 1931 have always sought, and demanded, in books: 1) excellence in content, 2) literary quality, 3) appealing design, and 4) significance of contribution. Another great altruistic offering opportunity for us and an even greater opportunity for self-actualized reception on your part. But enough of the lugubrious however allegorically wise jaw-jacking, enough said of the telluric parameters of select Hirschfeld Galleries' offerings such as this one which take on a life of their own and speak so very loudly for themselves. Read to learn and enjoy; go forth to share and enjoin. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Oblong. Motivational Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 006597
Book Description The John C. Winston Co. n.d., Philadelphia. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Original red cloth, illustration and lettering stamped in black and gilt on upper board and spine; 4to; with hand-color illustrations throughout. N.d., circa 1920. Spine tip and corners scuffed; spine a bit darkened; remains of a bookseller's ticket on front paste-down. Aside from the occasional dusty finger-smudge, text block is bright and clean. A nice copy. Seller Inventory # D6014