Fabulous moveable plate book featuring 8 hand-colored plates of everyday life in 1880s Germany, with hinged moveable parts operated by tabs.
NEUE LEBENDE BILDER
The moveables are: 1. An artist painting at an easel. 2. A woman feeding milk to her cat 3. A cellist playing his instrument. 4. A butcher cutting meat on a block 5. Two women talking as they wash clothing in a barrel. 6. A man sawing wood. 7. A man lecturing to his poodle. 8. A young girl pumping water from a well.
Munchen: Braun & Schneider, [circa 1880]. 12' x 9''. Quarter cloth, original paper pictorial boards. Fifth printing. Illustrated by Meggendorfer with hand-colored plates. Corners worn and spine renewed, with repairs in gutters, some tabs extended and a few need extensions, a few repairs around tab slits. Really a clean, tight copy, moveables all still workable.
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