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Meggendorfer - Hansel und Gretel antique movable book

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Die Geschichte von Hansel und Gretel oder: vom zuckerigen Haus. ein lustiges Ziehbilderbuch

(The story of Hansel and Gretel or The sugar house – a moving picture book)

Lothar Meggendorfer

Esslingen, J. F. Schreiber [First Edition 1887* - Publisher's number 46²]

33 x 25 cm.

Condition - Very Good. Complete and working. Pages prefessionally resewn. Original back strip in very good condition. Original tabs reinforced. All movables working. All movable parts original except that the girls arm and the bear on the sugar house scene are restorations. They are correct facilimes copied from original pieces. See photos. Else bright and clean - see photos.

Title page states: Die Geschichte von Hansel und Gretel Oder: Vom
Zurkerigen Haus. With further details on the title page
which read as follows: Ein lustiges Ziehbilderbuck mit
sechs Bildern und Reimen. Die mechanische Teil
eingerichtet von L. Meggendorfer. Eklingen bei Stuttgart.
Verlag von J.F. Schreiber.

(The story of Hansel and Gretel or The sugar house . A fun moveble picture book with six images and rhymes. The mechanical part set up by L. Meggendorfer. Esslingen near Stuttgart.
Publisher of J. F. Schreiber.


Interesting twist in that instead of a wicked witch we have a bear pursuing the children.

* Krahé 50th - Krahé, Gameworld 48. - Ries S. 711, 39. - First edition, rare. - Publisher's number. 46². - According Krahé there were two movable editions, 1887 and 1891. The images were redrawn after an 1876 edition, which was illustrated by someone else. Meggendorfer recreated the images and made them movable in 1887.

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Product Code: MEG-12