Slovenly Peter, or Cheerful Stories and Funny Pictures for Good Little Folks, Illustrations Colored By Hand, Heinrich Hoffmann, 1920s


"When children have been good,
That is, be it understood,
Good at meal-times, good at play,
Good at night, and good all day;
They shall have the pretty things
Merry Christmas alwavs brings
Naughty, romping girls and boys
Tear their clothes and make a noise,
Soil their aprons and their frocks,
And deserve no Christmas-box.
Such as these shall never look
At this pretty Picture-Book."

Slovenly Peter is translated to English from Heinrich Hoffmann's Der Struwwelpeter, initially published in 1845. This book is 10 tales of misbehaving children and the comical, extreme consequences with illustrations throughout.

Undated but circa 1920s.

Some wear to cover edges and spine ends as well as fading to gilt on spine. Otherwise very good with sound binding.

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