Frankfurt am Main: Literairische Anstalt (Rotten & Lining), ca 1851.
Brown cloth spine, pictorial paper covered boards. A childhood story in pictures. With a hand-colored title page, 33 half-page hand-colored woodcuts. Illustrated cardboard. Heinrich Hoffmann's second picture book. Hoffmann let the toy figures, which he had bought (probably for his children) during a trip to Nuremberg, now coming to life in a fabulous way. -Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894) was a physician and treated patients suffering from pancreatic cancer. In Frankfurt, he had a new clinic for psychiatry, in which the patients were not blocked off, but treated, a tremendous novelty for that time. On the whole, in spite of some wear and aging, the book is well preserved.
Price: $1,250.00 Item #3616