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METAMORPHOSES antique movable slice flap book - Bavaria -

METAMORPHOSES antique movable flap book - Bavaria -


 
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Title: NOVELTY METAMORPHOSES PICTURE BOOK Made in Germany- NEUESTES ERWANDLUNGS BILDERBUCH - NOUVEAUTE LIVRE DEMETAMORPHOSES.

Moveable changing pictures book - Bavaria

Undated - (ca. 1890)

Clown cover. flap/slice book with many funny combinations of animals and humans. 4 side chromolithograph pages.

"Optical Toys" who created and sold a 1999 repro of this work and printed on it's back cover that this metamorphosis dates from the late nineteenth century and that this is a wonderful example of a long ago drawing technique where each individual dot of color was applied by hand. It was called berlinern. Note that this is the original nineteenth century edition - not the repro! However, we will be including a copy of the repro (also difficult to find) with your original metamorphosis as it makes a wonderful historical addition.

PAPER BOOKLET - 8.25" X 5.5" (21 X 14 cm.)

Condition: Very Good - Binding tight except cover tearing away on each end about 1" - see photo, else fine - all flaps are present.

Folds out to 3 sides each with 4 whole figures; inside, a system of 10 illustrated strips superimposed on 6 levels (three for each figure: head, trunk, legs / legs) that can be combined to form many other figures.
$550.00


Product Code: A-3B

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