Antique Children's Book: Little Things- The Germs of Greatness & Floating on the Ice 1872 Hoffmann - German Stories


Title: Little Things: The Germs of Greatness & Floating on the Ice

Author: Franz Hoffmann; Julius Hoffmann

Description: Dark brown boards with gilt lettering on spine. Gift inscription dated 1888 on flyleaf. Starting splits to cloth at head and foot of spine; edges rubbed. Three illustrated plates (including frontispiece). 38 and 20 pp. 6.5 x 4.25 inches. Two copies noted on OCLC. Bayard Quincy Morgan 2712.

Two stories translated from the German. Little Things: Germs of Greatness is set in Haarlem, Netherlands. Floating on Ice is set in the village of Homberg (Duisberg) Germany and on the frozen surface of the Rhine; it is a near tragic tale about children skating on the ice.

Franz Hoffmann (1814-1882) was a German popular author of juvenile stories.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Hoffman & Morwitz. Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger
Place: Philadelphia
Year: 1872

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: children's, Bayard Quincy Morgan,

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