Neues Verwandlungs-Bilderbuch.
Neues Verwandlungs-Bilderbuch.
Neues Verwandlungs-Bilderbuch.
Neues Verwandlungs-Bilderbuch.
Neues Verwandlungs-Bilderbuch.
Neues Verwandlungs-Bilderbuch.
Neues Verwandlungs-Bilderbuch.
Neues Verwandlungs-Bilderbuch.
(Movable Book)

Neues Verwandlungs-Bilderbuch.

Esslingen: J. F. Schreiber, (c. 1870s). Small quarto. (7)ff. Illustrated with six full-color movable images. For each, the upper half of the scene is flipped downward to reveal the results of the actions shown in the initial image. Each is titled at the top and captioned by a four-line poem at the bottom. Mischievous children adorn each image. Their exploits are sometimes successful—for example, a boy with a well-timed whip scares a pompous rider off his mule—and sometimes end in catastrophe. Rare: only one institutional copy recorded. Bound in cloth-backed boards, with a pictorial upper cover showing dwarves peddling similar mutable plates to children. Rebacked, with toning to spine, general minor wear to exterior, and boards a bit bowed, but interior remains remarkably bright. Near fine. Item #28125

Price: $1,850.00