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dc.contributor.authorTomsa, Jaronslaven_US
dc.contributor.illustratorNA?en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-20T15:51:47Z
dc.date.available2016-04-20T15:51:47Z
dc.date.issued1932en_US
dc.identifier.other10732 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/85512
dc.description.abstractHere is one of the more fascinating fable books to come into my hands. First, it must be something of a miracle that this small (4¾" x 5¾") pamphlet has survived. Secondly, it is a curious book in that it advertises itself with a German title outside but a Czech title inside. I presume it was meant as a text for learning German in Czechoslovakia. What would it have been like to be publishing German books in Czechoslovakia in 1932? I have had to work with online translation services to piece some of its information together. There is a famous Czech Jaroslov Tomsa, but he was born two years before this book was published. There is a small flyleaf at the beginning and end of the book. The flyleaf at the end gives an address of the author. How strange! Inside there are eighteen German-language fables and an epilogue apparently about various fabulists. The fables chosen, all in prose, seem to stem from German authors. I can recognize immediately some of the fables, like the opening "Die Beiden Ziegen." Others are new to me, like "Die Spatzen" (7). Father sparrow tells his little sparrows to fly away promptly when they see a boy reach down to the ground to pick up a stone. "But, Father, what if the boy already filled his pocket with stones?" There is an excellent initial for each fable and a black-and-white illustration of an elephant just before the first fable. That elephant is repeated on the front cover. There is also a T of C at the end.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJaronslav Tomsaen_US
dc.languageczeen_US
dc.titleBajky: Nemecky Vypravuje (Cover: Fabeln)en_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
dc.publisher.locationLiberec, Czechoslovakiaen_US
dc.description.noteLanguage note: Czech with German fablesen_US
dc.acquired.locationAbrahamschacht-Antiquariat Schmidt, Schachtweg, Freiberg, Germany, through abeen_US
dc.cost.otherCost: €10en_US
dc.cost.usCost: $11.28en_US
dc.date.acquired2016-01en_US
dc.date.printed1932en_US
dc.description.note3Second editionen_US
dc.printer.locationPrague?en_US
dc.subject.local1Aesop and othersen_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr1932


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