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Struwwelpeter

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posted on May, 6 2015 @ 06:13 AM
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has anyone ever seen a copy of this book?
it is still in print but i want to find one from the early 1900's.

i like to collect strange and bizarre books and such. i need to ad this to my collection.

for those that dont know

www.amazon.com...=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_3

First published in 1845. Struwwelpeter (variously translated as "slovenly" or "shock-headed" Peter) has become widely recognized as one of the most popular and influential children's books ever written. Heinrich Hoffmann was a Frankfurt physician. Unhappy with the dry and pedagogic books available for children at the time, he wrote and illustrated Struwwelpeter as a Christmas present for his three-year-old son. The book relates in verse and pictures the often gruesome consequences that befall children who torment animals, play with matches, suck their thumbs, refuse to eat, fidget at meals, etc.

an excerpt

So she was burnt, with all her clothes,
And arms, and hands, and eyes, and nose;
Till she had nothing more to lose
Except her little scarlet shoes;
And nothing else but these was found
Among her ashes on the ground.





seems pretty cool




posted on May, 6 2015 @ 06:32 AM
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A friend of mine is a rare book collector.

I will ask him if he has any info as to a copy.

edit.

One on ebay.co.uk

Lin k
edit on 6/5/2015 by nonspecific because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 6 2015 @ 06:33 AM
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a reply to: Mugly




i like to collect strange and bizarre books and such. i need to ad this to my collection.

That's a strange book for a 3 year old

I've had a quick look and there are early editions available , here's a site with various editions some dating back to the late 1800s.
www.abebooks.co.uk...



posted on May, 6 2015 @ 06:35 AM
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a reply to: gortex

i think it is strange for any age.
it was first printed in 1845 but i figured an english version pre 1900 would be pretty hard to find.



posted on May, 6 2015 @ 07:31 AM
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a reply to: Mugly

Reminds me of Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls.



NOTHING TO DO?
Shelley Silverstein

Nothing to do?
Nothing to do?
Put some mustard in your shoe,
Fill your pockets full of soot,
Drive a nail into your foot,
Put some sugar in your hair,
Place your toys upon the stair,
Smear some jelly on the latch,
Eat some mud and strike a match,
Draw a picture on the wall,
Roll some marbles down the hall,
Pour some ink in daddy’s cap —
Now go upstairs and take a nap.





posted on May, 6 2015 @ 07:35 AM
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a reply to: gortex




That's a strange book for a 3 year old







posted on May, 6 2015 @ 08:54 AM
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Dwight Schrute from t.v.'s "The Office" mentioned this book..I believe he was reading it to the children during the bring your children to work day episode.



posted on May, 6 2015 @ 11:21 AM
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a reply to: MrCrowley88

Precisely. He said that it was a book of "cautionary tales"

It was a great episode



posted on May, 6 2015 @ 11:59 AM
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a reply to: Mugly

I'm sure you can find a copy on Ebay. My mother bought a copy of this for me when I was much younger...creeped the hell out of me in particular the thumb sucking one...I would look up Struwwelpeter Dwight Shrute from the office...priceless




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