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Telling Tales

David Blamires


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1Cover: Wilhelm Busch, Max and Moritz. A Story in Seven Tricks (Munich: Braun & Schneider; London: A. N. Myers & Co., c. 1892). p. 12.

2Frontispiece: [Christoph von Schmid], The Basket of Flowers; or, Piety and Truth Triumphant. Translated from the original German Edition. With Numerous Coloured Illustrations (London: Frederick Warne & Co., [1868]). ii

31. Adventures of the Renowned Baron Munchausen, Containing Singular Travels, Campaigns, Voyages, and Adventures (London: Thomas Tegg, 1811). Frontispiece by Thomas Rowlandson. 8

42. The Life and Exploits of Baron Munchausen. Who Outdid All Other Travellers. Related by Himself (Glasgow: Richard Griffin & Co., 1827). Title-page. 17

53. Baron Munchausen. Webb, Millington and Co.’s Penny Pictorial Library, no. 6. (London: Yorkshire J. S. Publishing and Stationery Co. Limited, c. 1865). Hand-coloured frontispiece. 19

64. J. H. Campe, The New Robinson Crusoe; an Instructive and Entertaining History, for the Use of Children of Both Sexes. Translated from the French. New Edition (London: John Stockdale, 1811). Frontispiece by John Bewick. 29

75. J. H. Campe, The Discovery of America; for the Use of Children and Young Persons (London: J. Johnson, 1799). Frontispiece by J. Burney. 32

86. C. G. Salzmann, Elements of Morality, for the Use of Children; with an Introductory Address to Parents. Translated [by Mary Wollstonecraft] from the German. A New Edition (London: J. Johnson, 1805). Title-page. 44

97. J. K. A. Musäus, Legends of Number Nip. Translated by Mark Lemon (London: Macmillan & Co., 1864). Illustrated by Charles Keene. 57

108. Isaac Taylor, Scenes in Europe, for the Amusement and Instruction of Little Tarry-at-Home Travellers. Second edition (London: J. Harris, 1819). Copper-engravings. 72

119. Travels with Minna and Godfrey in Many Lands. From the Journals of the Author. The Rhine, Nassau, and Baden (London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1839). Copper-engraving of the Drachenfels, Rolandseck and Nonnenfels, opposite p. 84. 74

1210. The Swiss Family Robinson (London: Frederick Warne & Co., [by 1883]), opposite p. 145. 91

1311. [F. A. Krummacher], The Little Dove: a Story for Children, Founded on Fact. New Edition. (London: Charles Gilpin, c. 1854). Title-page and frontispiece. 100

1412. [Franz Sales Meyer], Little Swiss Seppeli; or Confidence in God Rewarded. A True Story Translated from the German (London: Harvey & Darton, 1829). Title-page and frontispiece. 100

1513. Christopher von Schmid, The Flower-Basket. A Moral Tale. Translated by William E. Drugulin. With illustrations by Julius Nisle (Stuttgart: J. B. Müller, 1848). Title-page and frontispiece. 110

1614. C. G. Barth, The Young Tyrolese. Translated by Samuel Jackson (London: Darton & Clark [1838]). Title-page and frontispiece. 116

1715. Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, Sintram and his Companions. Illustrations by H. C. Selous (London: Edward Lumley, n.d.), p. 1. 130

1816. [Adelbert von Chamisso, wrongly attributed to Lamotte Fouqué], Peter Schlemihl. With Plates by George Cruikshank (London: G. and W. B. Whittaker, 1824), opposite p. 44. 141

1917. Unlucky John and his Lump of Silver. A Juvenile Comic Tale. Translated into Easy Verse by Madame Leinstein (London: A. K. Newman & Co., c. 1825). Hand-coloured engravings. Title-page and frontispiece. 156

2018. [George Nicol], An Hour at Bearwood. The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids. Second edition (London: Wright, 1839), opposite p. 17. 158

2119. Brothers Grimm, Household Stories. Newly Translated. Illustrations by Edward Wehnert. 2 vols. (London: Addey & Co., 1853), opposite p. 134 (illustration to ’The Musicians of Bremen’). 164

2220. W. Hauff, Longnose the Dwarf, and Other Fairy Tales. Translated by Percy E. Pinkerton. With 14 Plates and 19 Woodcuts (London: Swan Sonnenschein & Allen, 1881). Frontispiece (illustration to ’The Stone-cold Heart’). 188

2321. Ludwig Bechstein, The Old Story-teller: Popular German Tales. Illustrations by Ludwig Richter (London: Addey & Co., 1854). Title-page and frontispiece. 208

2422. A Picture Story-book (London: George Routledge & Sons, n.d.). Illustrations by Bertall to [E. T. A. Hoffmann/Alexandre Dumas], The History of a Nutcracker, p. 156. 239

2523. The King of the Swans and Other Tales, with Four Lithographs (London: Joseph Cundall, 1846). Title-page and frontispiece (Rudolphi’s ’The King of the Swans’). 248

2624. Fairy Tales from Brentano, Translated by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker. Illustrations by F. Carruthers Gould (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1884), p. 3. 268

2725. Julia Corner, The History of Germany and the Austrian Empire. New edition, Revised and Enlarged (London: Thomas Dean & Son, c. 1854). Copper-engraving by Davenport, after Gilbert, opposite p. 170. 280

2826. [Robert B. Paul], A History of Germany, from the Invasion of Germany by Marius to the Battle of Leipzic, 1813. On the plan of Mrs. Markham’s histories. For the use of Young Persons (London: John Murray, 1847), p. 276. 282

2927. Scenes and Narratives from German History (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, n.d.), opposite p. 132, ’Gustavus Kneeling in front of his Army’. 284

3028. Little Lily’s Alphabet. With Rhymes by S. M. P. and Pictures by Oscar Pletsch (London: Frederick Warne & Co., c. 1865). W for Winter. 329

3129. Heinrich Hoffmann, The English Struwwelpeter. Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures for Little Children. Fifteenth edition (Leipzic: Friedrich Volckmar; London: Agency of the German Literary Society, c. 1858), p. 8. ’The Story of Fidgedy [sic] Philip’. 336

3230. The Heroic Life and Exploits of Siegfried the Dragon Slayer. An Old German Story. With Eight Illustrations Designed by Wilhelm Kaulbach (London: Joseph Cundall & David Bogue, 1848), opposite p. 108. 359

3331. Golden Threads from an Ancient Loom. Das Nibelungenlied. Adapted to the use of young readers by Lydia Hands. Engravings by Julius Schnorr, of Carolsfeld (London: Griffith & Farran, 1880), p. 72, ’Criemhild’s Frenzy’. 365

3432. [Hesba Stretton], Max Krömer. A Story of the Siege of Strasbourg (London: The Religious Tract Society, [1871]). Title-page and frontispiece. 375

3533. Ottilie Wildermuth, Nurse Margaret’s Two St. Sylvester’s Eves (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, [1871]). Title-page and frontispiece. 401


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