KRIEBELTJE DE BOSKABOUTER

[The Netherlands];unknown, 1943-1945. Item #32515

Original Illustrated Wrappers. 8 vo. [8] pages. 19x29 cm. Illustrated. First edition. Color illustrations throughout the text with three full page color illustrations. Illustrations attributed to, CLIA. Oblong children’s picture book with illustrations in color, and the story of Kriebeltje (translates as, Tickle) the wood gnome. The satirical story involves Kriebeltje being blown from a tree into a trash heap where he is tormented by Alfie the caterpillar, a cartoon caterpillar drawn with the face of Adolf Hitler. Kriebeltje is saved after an ant eats the Hitler look alike caterpillar, and is flown back home by a dragon fly. The Royal Dutch library, in their OCLC description, suggests that publication may be from 1945 or that, instead, this may be an underground anti-Nazi publication for children from 1943 (see OCLC). Subjects: Children – WWII. Caricatures and cartoons. Humor. German occupation, 1940-1945. OCLC: 67728530. OCLC lists four copies worldwide, none of them outside the Netherlands. Miminal toning, consistent with age. Illustrations and text clean and bright. Very good - condition. (HOLO2-110-18).

Price: $640.00

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