The Glutton's Paradise: Hans Sachs 1955 (German)
The Glutton's Paradise: Being a Pleasant Dissertation on Hans Sachs's "Schlaraffenland" and Some Similar Utopias. By Hans Hinrichs, Disciple of Hans Sachs; Published by Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, 1955.
Hans Sachs, 1494-1576, German poet, leading Meistersinger of the Nuremberg school. A shoemaker and guild master, he wrote more than 4,000 master songs in addition to some 2,000 fables, tales in verse (Schwanke), morality plays, and farces. His Shrovetide plays, humorous and dramatically effective, present an informative picture of life in 16th-century Nuremberg.
Floral two-toned cover with a red spine title. Solid binding with clean pages in very nice condition. Salmon dust jacket with a three inch rear bottom closed tear. 10-1/2 x 7 with 35 pp. Black & white illustrated drawings, maps, and a tipped-in color picture by Brueghel.