Here comes an antique German book “Bechsteins Märchen” (Bechsteins Fairy Tales), a selection of old German fairy tales, collected by Ludwig Bechstein, published around 1880, and beautifully illustrated.
Our fine antique book was published by Verlag von Richard Gahl in Berlin and is in splendid condition as you can see in the photographs!
It contains 2 full page coloured illustrations, and illustrations in the text.
The cover is richly gold and red decorated cardboard, the linen spine firm, and apart from two small pencil marks on the frontispiece and the start page, some yellowing of the paper, and some slight wear on the cover corners, the book is totally fine!
The antique German book measures 16 cm / 6 inches wide, 21,4 cm / 8 3/8 inches tall and is 1 cm / 3/8 inches thick.
Like all the old Fairy tales, these are not free of cruelty and the petty bourgeois ideas of the time, mirroring such on occasion and showing a lot of what we call backward pedagogy like many children’s books of that era do.
*Nevertheless, these stories are 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 pedagogic 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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German Bechsteins Fairy Tales illustrated book from the 1880s
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