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Professor Knatschke - English text

£27.00

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Plain boards with cloth spine. Illustrated title label to front and with similar to spine.
Edges scuffed and bumped along with spine. Front hinge cracked.Spotting to edges of page block and to pages' margins. Periodic scattered spotting to a few pages: mainly to front. Illustrated.
Humorous book in the style of an observational and satirical travelogue, published in 1917 in the UK by Hodder; the author was a patriotic Frenchman, poking fun at Germans.
The style I think could have been an influence on Glen Baxter.

Wikipedia: Jean-Jacques Waltz (1873-1951), also known as "Oncle Hansi", or simply "Hansi" equivalent of "little John", or I suppose, "Johnny",  was a French artist of Alsatian origin. born two years after the annexation of Alsace by the German Empire following the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1.
He was a staunch pro-French activist, and is famous for his quaint drawings, some of which contain harsh critiques of the Germans of the time. He was also a French hero of both the First and the Second World Wars. Hansi became famous with his polemical satiric work Professor Knatschke (first published 1912), which became a best-seller in France, as well as other militant works. He came to incarnate the symbol of pro-French Alsatians.
Hansi was imprisoned several times by the German authorities for making fun of the German military and professors, culminating in a one-year sentence given by the tribunal of Leipzig in July 1914. This caused a national outrage in France, making headlines in newspapers and inspiring two editorials by Clemenceau. Hansi eventually escaped to France, where he joined the military as a translator-officer when the First World War broke out.
In 1940, Hansi, still wanted by the Gestapo for his militant works and his treason of 1914, had to flee into Vichy France. He was attacked by the Nazis in Agen, and fled to Switzerland. Badly wounded because of this attack, he remained weak until he died in 1951.

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Author(s):
"Hansi" pseud. of Jean-Jacques Waltz
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
12mo - 7 - 8
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Hodder And Stoughton
Title:
Professor Knatschke

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Plain boards with cloth spine. Illustrated title label to front and with similar to spine.
Edges scuffed and bumped along with spine. Front hinge cracked.Spotting to edges of page block and to pages' margins. Periodic scattered spotting to a few pages: mainly to front. Illustrated.
Humorous book in the style of an observational and satirical travelogue, published in 1917 in the UK by Hodder; the author was a patriotic Frenchman, poking fun at Germans.
The style I think could have been an influence on Glen Baxter.

Wikipedia: Jean-Jacques Waltz (1873-1951), also known as "Oncle Hansi", or simply "Hansi" equivalent of "little John", or I suppose, "Johnny",  was a French artist of Alsatian origin. born two years after the annexation of Alsace by the German Empire following the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1.
He was a staunch pro-French activist, and is famous for his quaint drawings, some of which contain harsh critiques of the Germans of the time. He was also a French hero of both the First and the Second World Wars. Hansi became famous with his polemical satiric work Professor Knatschke (first published 1912), which became a best-seller in France, as well as other militant works. He came to incarnate the symbol of pro-French Alsatians.
Hansi was imprisoned several times by the German authorities for making fun of the German military and professors, culminating in a one-year sentence given by the tribunal of Leipzig in July 1914. This caused a national outrage in France, making headlines in newspapers and inspiring two editorials by Clemenceau. Hansi eventually escaped to France, where he joined the military as a translator-officer when the First World War broke out.
In 1940, Hansi, still wanted by the Gestapo for his militant works and his treason of 1914, had to flee into Vichy France. He was attacked by the Nazis in Agen, and fled to Switzerland. Badly wounded because of this attack, he remained weak until he died in 1951.

Author(s):
"Hansi" pseud. of Jean-Jacques Waltz
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
12mo - 7 - 8
Edition:
First Edition
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Hodder And Stoughton
Title:
Professor Knatschke

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