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The Marlborough Struwwelpeter.

WILLIAMS (Arthur de Coetlogon).

WILLIAMS (Arthur de Coetlogon).

The Marlborough Struwwelpeter.

Illustrated throughout in colour, with the text reproducing handwriting.

First Edition. 4to. [271 x 210 x 5 mm]. [1], 24 ff. Original illustrated boards, red cloth spine. (Slightly marked and edges of the boards a little worn).
Marlborough: The Times Office, [1908].

Printed on the rectos only, the last sheet is attached to the rear board. A little creased at the foot but a very good copy. A rare provisional rendition of the Struwwelpter story, written and illustrated by A. de C. Williams.

It follows the life and tribulations of a Marlborough College schoolboy, a subject which John Betjeman later returned to in Summoned by Bells. Its publication coincided with W.G. Grace's last first class appearance as a cricketer (for The Gentlemen of England) and he makes a cameo appearance on p.16. He is seen chopping off young Robert's legs with his bat in "The Story of the Snob-Fiend".

Stock no. ebc3511

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