Here comes an antique German book “Reinecke Fuchs”, an animal fable about a very cunning and smart fox, related by Max Barack. The book was first published around 1900, with considerable success, here we have a 21. Edition, published in the 1910s.
Our fine Art Nouveau book was published by Loewes Verlag Ferdinand Carl in Stuttgart and is in splendid condition as you can see in the photographs!
It contains 9 full page illustrations, 4 of them coloured, and 29 further illustrations in the text.
The cover is linen, the spine firm, and apart from a name stamp on the frontispiece and the slightest paper abrasion beneath this stamp where an Ex libris may have sat once, the book is totally fine!
The antique German book measures 14 cm / 5 ½ inches wide, 19 cm / 7 ½ inches tall and is 2 cm / ¾ inches thick.

This old story is not free of the petty bourgeois ideas of the time, mirrors such on occasion and shows 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!

Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices! We will ship all items in an insured package or registered letter on Priority Mail and provide a tracking number. Exceptions may apply in times of international crisis, such as pandemic or war!

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

German Fox Animal Fable Reinecke Fuchs illustrated book from the 1910s

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