|Title||Slovenly Peter, or, Cheerful stories and funny pictures for good little folks (p. ) |
|Author||Hoffman, Heinrich, 1809-1894 |
|Publisher||J.C. Winston Company|
|Publisher Location||United States--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia |
|Publication Date||[1904-1920?] |
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--wood engravings|
|Notes||Illustrated with hand colored wood engravings.|
Classic tales in verse about naughty boys and girls and the fates that befall them when they misbehave.
This verse depicts "Slovenly Peter".
See Slovenly Peter! Here he stands,
With his dirty hair and hands.
See! his nails are never cut;
They are grim'd as black as soot;
No water for many weeks,
Has been near his cheeks;
And the sloven, I declare,
Not once this year has combed his hair!
Anything to me is sweeter
Than to see shock-headed Peter.
|Contextual Notes||Heinrich Hoffmann was a German psychiatrist and the superintendent of a "progressive" mental hospital. This book, supposedly intended to be therapeutic, was written for his three-year old son. This book was first published in Germany in 1845 under the title "Lustige Geschichten und Drollige Bilder" and was described as "one of the earliest and most successful author-artist picture-books for the very young." It was reissued as "Struwwelpeter" in 1847 with added stories and pictures. In 1848 it was translated into English. The priority of the hundreds of editions is often determined by the slovenliness of Peter's features, particularly his hair.|
The John C. Winston Company first began publishing children's books after buying out the stock of H.T. Coates & Company in 1904. Coates published an edition of this text between 1895 and 1904 that is exactly the same. It is likely that the binding, in the Eastlake style, is left over from an earlier Coates edition.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Children's poetry, German -- Translations into English; Children -- Conduct of life -- Poetry |
Discrimination and bigotry
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0665 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. PZ8.3 H675 SL 1900b |
|Physical Description|| p.: illustrated; 25.5 x 20 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original book at 400-600 dpi in TIFF format using a ScanMaker 6800, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist 19.3 |