Stuttgart: Loewes Verlag, Ferdinand Carl; probably shortly after 1900/(1863), Volks-Ausgabe. No. 499, later Popular edition; woodcuts by Prof. H. Bürkner; tan paper boards, brown cloth spine and corner tips, brown titles in Fraktur (preceding Sütterlin); woodcuts on one side of heavy paper, 15.5x19 cm; np. German language hardback. medium.
Two friends, little girls about 3 and 5, play with their dogs and toys, cook and wash, have a little falling out over a broken doll, and make friends again. Very sweet little pictures. Gift inscription to Louise Volker van V. and Louise Volker van Waverveen's bookplate with portrait of a young woman and dog by N V. v. W, probably Nellie Volker van Waverveen (as seen in Jan Toorop's 1901 painting of young Marie, Lies and Nellie Volker van Wavereen.) Also laid in, a two sided 1867 German finely hand coloured prize certificate.
CONDITION: Very Good; inscription; corner tips bumped and part of brown cloth tip covers missing, boards and page margins darkening, pale small water spots on top board, all very flat and clean. Certificate bright and clean. Item #22266