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216 pp + publisher's catalog, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Profusely illustrated with Busch's b&w cartoons. Bilingual text (English/German). "Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908), endowed with an equipotent facility with sketch-pad and rhyming dictionary, created during his career some of the most arresting sketches and drollest verses the world has ever seen. Few men since his time have shown the same ability to match simple yet penetrating pictures with rollicking, quotable verse. In his native Germany he is still by all odds the best-loved creator of illustrated light verse. (Many of his pithy aphorisms have long since become folk sayings among the Germans.) The variety of tone and subject matter is wide: Busch is in turn malevolent, jovial, sardonic, diabolical and even bloodthirsty as he castigates hypocrisy, stodginess, stupidity, egotism, drunkenness, and other human foibles. The English translations are both ingenious and faithful; in most cases they are the first English translations ever made. Those who do not read German may be certain that the original has been translated into English with its spiciness and sense intact. Both the German and the English appear side by side, so that readers of German may savor Busch's own delightful rhymes, while those who are learning German will find it an enjoyable way to gain familiarity with the langauge." Interior - very light browning to pages, faint cigarette odour, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of textblock, browning to covers, very small ghost sticker mark on front cover, very small surface paper loss at bottom of spine and bottom corner of front cover.
Title: MAX AND MORITZ, WITH MANY MORE MISCHIEF-MAKERS MORE OR LESS HUMAN AND APPROXIMATELY ANIMAL.
Illustrator: Wilhelm Busch.
Location Published: New York, Dover: 1962
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Good+
Categories: Animation, Cartoons & Comics, Humor, Poetry, Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Seller ID: 20702
Keywords: 19th century german artists., 19th century german poetry, artists, bilingual, cartoons, comic, folk sayings, german cartoonists, humor, humour, illustrated books, illustrators, max & moritz, poets, verses, wilhelm busch