Dritter Streich – Third Trick in red, by Wilhelm Busch


Category B (+): near mint / in great shape

Artist: Wilhelm Busch

Title: Max & Moritz Dritter Streich – Third Trick red

Published by:  PPP – Populäre Propaganda Presse Düsseldorf

Printed by: Handpressendruck Mankopf Düsseldorf

Number: 1804 / red print

Year: 1960’s

Size:  59,9 x 83,8 cm


In stock



Max & Moritz – Third Trick. Through the town and country round, was one Mr. Buck renowned. Sunday coats, and week-day sack coats, bob-tails, swallow-tails, and frock coats. Gaiters, breeches, hunting-jackets. Waistcoats, with commodious pockets. And other things, too long to mention, claimed Mr. Tailor Buck’s attention. Or, if any thing wanted doing, in the way of darning, sewing. Piecing, patching,-if a button needed to be fixed or put on. Any thing of any kind. Anywhere, before, behind. Master Buck could do the same, for it was his life’s great aim. Therefore all the population, held him high in estimation. Max and Moritz tried to invent, ways to plague this worthy gent. Right before the Sartor’s dwelling, ran a swift stream, roaring, swelling.(taken from the book Max & Moritz by Wilhelm Busch)

PPP – Populäre Propaganda Presse. PPP was a small creative poster venture coming out of Munich, and Düsseldorf in Germany. Indeed PPP was a german poster pioneer in music, political pop, erotic, lithography poster-art print, distribution, and publishing during this time. They were first introducing new trends from the meccas of music (Uk and USA) to Germany, and exporting young german poster art to the world. Some people say in every published poster of PPP is a deeper thought hidden behind. It was a mix of freedom, music, political statements, that expresses the published works of Populäre Propaganda Presse. PPP posters and prints are seldom and hardly around on the market. Especially the printing techniques and the strong color schemes they used at PPP are very supreme and unique. The idea of  ‘printing is an art form’ was one of the secret laws of PPP publishing and distribution. Maybe ‘The Beatles’ poster edition by Richard Avedon was the most famous poster series by PPP, but looking closer into lesser known works of their published posters – it was just amazingly cool !

Original lithograph by the famous german author Wilhelm Busch. Max & Moritz Dritter Streich – Third Trick in red is a rare 1st edition print, published by PPP – Populäre Propaganda Presse in the late 1960’s in Germany.

This Lithograph is category B+. It may show tiny small injuries and bruises on the edges (the beauty of original vintage), which can be seen on the high res. pop-up image of the product.