Here comes a beautifully illustrated Art Nouveau German children’s book “Hänschen im Blaubeerenwald” (translating into Little John in the Blue Berry Woods), rhymes written by Karsten brandt and illustrated by Elsa Beskow.
The book tells the story of a sweet little boy who wants to surprise his mom on her birthday with berries; he has many adventures in woods and indeed comes home with blue and red berries for his mother.
The block of 17 pages sits stable in the cardboard cover, the spine is perfectly ok. Not all colour illustrations can be shown in the photographs, there is simply not enough space! The book was certainly read but is in overall good condition! The back cover is “broken”, meaning it has a kink, but it is stable!
The antique children’s book is 22 cm / 8 ¾ inches tall and 29 cm / 11 3/8 inches wide.
Our book here was first published 1901 by Loewes Verlag Ferdinad Carl in Stuttgart (founded 1863). Our book gives no hint of the publishing date, but we think it is safe to say that it is from around 1910.

This old story is relatively free of the petty bourgeois ideas of the time, mirrors such only on occasion and shows not a lot of what we call backward pedagogy like many children’s books of that era do.
*Nevertheless, this story is to be seen as a historic document and we distance ourselves from any backward pedagogic ideal, shown and described in this book! This kind of thinking and pedagogics belong to the past centuries!

*Please notice: This antique book belongs not into the hands of children; it may not fulfill the safety standards for toys in our time! So, it is not a toy, though an adult collector’s & vintage book lover’s item for decoration and display only!

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Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices! Few Corona related exceptions may apply!
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Hildegard’s Toy Emporium

Illustrated Art Nouveau German Childrens Book Hänschen im Blaubeerenwald

~ $151

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    Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices! *Covid related exceptions may apply!


    since 2019

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    Hildegard’s Toy Emporium

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    Bremen , Bremen , Germany This Shop is rated Gold - 100 or more sales Goldsince 2019

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