Nieritz, Gustav (1795-1876) [juvenile]
The Jailer of Norwich; or, the Eighth Commandment
1863/1864. 16mo, 186pp. Several engraved illustrations. A Near Fine copy with sunning to the spine and around the edges, otherwise remarkably clean and crisp. Christmas gift inscription to the front flyleaf, contents unmarked. Gustav Nieritz was a popular German juvenile writer whose work was commonly translated and inspired many English language children's tales. His most well-known work, The Rat Catcher or the Magic Fife, was the basis for Robert Browning's "Pied Piper of Hamelin." OCLC locates 1 copy at Michigan State.