Stuttgart: Verlag Gustav Weise, ; red cloth backed pictorial boards with full colour scene of monkeys, and Jan, Jup, and father at the kirmess on front and back; no eps or title page apparently as issued, flat trimmed paper boards with rounded corners, red all around; on each spread text with a b/w humorous drawing facing a coloured litho; oblong 35x17cm; c 44 pp. German language hardback oblong.
Jan and Jup, thoroughly naughty and malicious looking little boys, get to go to the circus even after they have let a rat out in their aunt's dining room. Comic crowd and animal scenes in great detail can be followed from page to page in the Max & Moritz genre One of two funny books created by this pair. Uncommon.
CONDITION: Good Minus; spine cloth ripped 1 cm; paper on rubbed boards pulled off for 1x6 cm on lower board; although back holds, both hinges separated (easily repairable), loose signature, some foxing, a large soil spot and pull tear; pages otherwise browned on edges but flat and clean with bright colours. Item #17057