Ausgewählte Fabeln und Erzählungen
This book is nearly identical with a book published by the Gebrüder Kröner in Stuttgart, which I have listed under 1879?. The publisher has changed. The frontispiece illustration is lacking, apparently torn out. The other illustrations seem to me to be copied from those in the Kröner copy. This copy has a red cover with some gold lettering and black embossing. Let me repeat some of my comments made on the Kröner copy. I am surprised that this little book can accomodate fifty of Gellert's fables. The selection tends to include the same fables used elsewhere. The special gift of this little old volume lies in the illustrations. They range from over half of the page to a full page. Gellert is not often illustrated, I am finding. Illustrated here are: Der Tanzbär (15); Das Heupferd oder der Grashüpfer (27); Der Affe (44); and Das Kutschpferd (55). T of C at the front.
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