Here comes a German Art Nouveau children’s book “Was Marilenchen erlebte”, translating into “What Marilenchen experienced”, written and beautifully illustrated by Sybille von Olfers (*1881 +1916).
The book was published by Verlag von J.F. Schreiber, Eßlingen und München first in 1905. Our book here is the third edition, so most likely from the 1910s, the book has had tremendous success and was printed in many editions – it is a classic!
It tells the story of a little girl, Marilenchen, whose mother has gone out, and the girl is waiting for her to come back. In the meantime, it starts to snow, and the snowflakes take the girl to the realm of the snow queen and her daughter, and she has a good time there and eventually comes back to her mother who had waited for her.
Our book has seen use, but is overall in exceedingly good condition! One former owner wrote his name in and another of the same second name stamped the book, so it was in a family for at least two generations.
All pages are present, in good order and the block of pages sits firm in the cardboard cover.
The paper is somewhat yellowed but fine, as is the linen spine.
Please, do see all the photographs!
The book measures 23 cm / 9 inches by 17 cm / 7 inches and contains 11 pages (not all shown in the photographs!).
*Please notice that this listing is for the antique children’s book ONLY, all other items the photographs are NOT included!
*Please notice: This antique book does not belong into the hands of children; it may not fulfill the safety standards for toys nowadays; this is not a toy, though an adult collector’s item for decoration & display only!
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German illustrated childrens book Art Nouveau Sybille von Olfers Was Marilenchen erlebte
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