Frankfurt a. M.: Christian Winter. Very Good. ca. 1860. Fourth Edition. Softcover. v, , 677 & [1, ad] pages; Publisher's grey printed wrappers, edges of the text block trimmed rough. An excellent copy of this fragile volume, in its original wrappers. Clean and tight, with just a few tiny chips along the edges of the wrappers; the text paper is clean, with the exposed deckle fore-edges showing a bit of toning. Date is approximate. The compiler of this group of German folk proverbs was Karl Joseph Simrock [1802-1876], born in Bonn, the son of one of Beethoven's major music publishers. Karl Simrock achieved his literary reputation through the popularity of his modern rendering of the 'Nibelungenlied' (1827) and of the poems of Walther von der Vogelweide (1833). Between 1839 and 1867, Simrock published an extensive collection of Deutschen Volksbücher. The text offered here, Simrock's collection of Sprichwörter or Proverbs, also appeared as volume V of this larger work, which eventually was collected in thirteen volumes -- (there is an ad for the set on the rear wrapper of this volume). German text printed in Fraktur. . (Inventory #: 40041)
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