Der winzige Struwwelpeter

Description

Essay and history of the folk character Struwwelpeter, translated variously as "Slovely Peter," "Shock-headed Peter," Boy with shock of unkempt bristly hair" etc. This character was well known to Mark Twain, and would have been an influence for his character Huckleberry Finn.

Physical Description

12, [3] p.: col. ill.; 48 mm. Bound in publisher's green leatherette with applied hand-colored circular label on cover. In orange card slipcase with shaped hand-colored illustrated label. Text of each page is printed going in a different direction, so that as the book is read, it has to be turned "in a somersault", as Struwwelpeter does.

Creation Information

Massmann, Robert E. 1982.

Context

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Author

  • Massmann, Robert E. Robert E. Massmann, author, librarian, and publisher of miniature books under his imprint REM Miniatures. Massmann assembled a major collection of miniature books, and is a founding member of the Miniature Book Society

Illustrator

  • Massmann, C. Ernest C. Ernest Massmann, artist and illustrator. Son of publisher Robert E. Massmann.

Printer

  • Art Press Art Press, located in New Britain, Connecticut.

Publisher

  • REM Miniatures
    Publisher Info: REM Miniatures is the imprint of Robert E. Massmann, librarian, author, publisher, and collector.
    Place of Publication: New Britain, Connecticut

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  • Robert E. Massmann

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  • Main Title: Der winzige Struwwelpeter
  • Other: The somersault book
  • Added Title: Struwwelpeter is 137 und noch immer ein jüngling

Description

Essay and history of the folk character Struwwelpeter, translated variously as "Slovely Peter," "Shock-headed Peter," Boy with shock of unkempt bristly hair" etc. This character was well known to Mark Twain, and would have been an influence for his character Huckleberry Finn.

Physical Description

12, [3] p.: col. ill.; 48 mm.

Bound in publisher's green leatherette with applied hand-colored circular label on cover. In orange card slipcase with shaped hand-colored illustrated label.

Text of each page is printed going in a different direction, so that as the book is read, it has to be turned "in a somersault", as Struwwelpeter does.

Notes

Edition of 300 copies.

"Published by Robert E. Massmann, New Britain, Connecticut. Printed at Art Press. ... Design, typography, photograph, hand coloring and binding by REM."--colophon

This copy from the collection of publisher Robert E. Massmann, with his bookplate inside front cover. Signed by both Robert E. Massmann and C. Ernest Massmann, who did the illustrations for the volume.

Gift: September 2006.

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Miniature Book Collection

The Miniature Book Collection presents a small selection of tiny treasures from the holdings of the University of North Texas Libraries' Rare Book Room. These miniature books, 4" (10 cm) tall or smaller, include both contemporary and historical works. In some cases, only the covers have been digitized.

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Creation Date

  • 1982

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Sept. 28, 2007, 5:15 p.m.

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  • Dec. 21, 2009, 10:54 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Massmann, Robert E. Der winzige Struwwelpeter, book, 1982; New Britain, Connecticut. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3583/: accessed February 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.