Slovenly Peter (Struwwelpeter) or Happy Tales and Funny Pictures Freely Translated by Mark Twain With Dr. Hoffmann's Illustrations, Adapted from the Rare First Edition, by Fritz Kredel

TWAIN, Mark; KREDEL, Fritz (illus.)

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Introduction by Clara Clemens, one of Mark Twain's daughters, in which she explains how her father translated a German book of rhymes into English for her and her sisters during a stay in Germany. He gave the book to the girls for Christmas and read it to them on Christmas Day in his own "inimitable, dramatic manner." Here is the book with illustrations by German graphic artist Fritz Kredel.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1935
  • Place Published: New York
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: Yes
  • Jacket Condition: Fair
  • Details:
    Unpaginated. 24 cm. Numerous colour illustrations. Pictorial hardcover in mylar-covered matching dustjacket. Front flap and edge of front panel missing, chipped spine ends, small tears, some soiling to jacket. Ink inscription on front free endpaper. Tape repairs to two pages. Ring mark on another.

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