693 - 827 CHILDREN'S BOOKS (including COMICS, DRAWINGS, GAMES AND TOYS)
- Spine rubbed/ sl. worn; wr. sl. fingersoiled and creased.
(Baumgarten, F.). Prettig Kinder-leven. N.pl., n. publ., n.d. (±1920), (18)p. (incl. wr.), entirely lithogr., 8 full-p. chromolithogr. ills. and orig. chromolithogr. wr. by FRITZ BAUMGARTEN, large 4to.
- Spine worn and splitting; wr. soiled and lower left corner frontcover dam. = Rare.
AND 21 others, all without address, all but one without author, ±1900-1950 (mostly before 1930).
- Trifle foxed; lower hinge weak. Upper joint splitting.
= Buijnsters p.73-74: "De tekst is een bewerking door Arend Fokke Simonsz. van Versuch eines Handbuchs der Erfindungen in vele delen door G.C. Busch (1759-1823)". Rare. According to Buijnsters the adaptation was never finished. All plates show 19th cent. professions, i.a. etcher, painter, sculptor, hatter, baker, bookbinder, printer and a gun maker. The plates are probably solely made for this Dutch edition.
- Contents fine. Binding trifle soiled; trifle worn along extremities; inside lower outer corner of chemise repaired; chemise sl. soiled.
= Extensive work on all sorts of toys and games. Also a chapter on doll's houses. Very fine handcol. plates and beautiful handcol. binding w. handcol. chemise. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXVI.
- Htitle torn; 2 lvs./ 2 plates w. marginal tears/ corners torn off; contents sl. soiled; minor foxing of plates. Covers chafed; spine-ends dam.; backstrip worn off.
= According to the preface by the author, this work was first published in 1787 with the title Kinderspel of Kinderliedjes and twenty years later again with the same title. However, we could not trace any copies with that title. Lust en leering p.29; Huiskamp H82; Ki.la.ki.le 371; not in The Children's World of Learning. Rare and nice celebration in verse of children's games, i.a. game of marbles, kite-flying, riding a rocking-horse, blindman's buff and skittles. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXVI.
- Owner's stamp on first free endpaper; hinges weak. Backstrip worn off; ticket at top of spine; boards sl. soiled.
= Huiskamp J48, dating ±1840 (fingerprint conform our copy); coll. Caljé-van Gulik 386, mentioning "2e druk (ca. 1830)"; The Children's World of Learning 4363, edition 1853, with different pagination.
- Sl. foxed. Otherwise very fine. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXVI.
- Lacks 10 letterpress cards (all vignette cards present); occas. sl. foxed. Plate on upper lid sl. worn along extremities; lid coming loose.
= Attractive vignettes. Papertoys p.294. Rare.
- Corners sl. rubbed and covers sl. duststained, otherwise fine. = Not in Papertoys.
- A few sm. light stains in image.
= The parts are to be cut out and pasted to one another in order to form a military procession.
Carabiniers. Handcol. lithogr. cut-out sheet w. 10 figures, 42x32 cm., "18" in upper left corner, Metz, Dembours et Gangel, ±1850.
- Horizontal middle fold. = Shows nine military men and a woman carrying food and drinks.
- Sl. foxed; a few sm. (closed) tears in blank margin.
= Rarely found unused sheet. Papertoys p.364; Lust en Leering p.413.
Grand Théatre Nouveau. Two handcol. lithogr. (cut-out) sheets, "Fond de Fête foraine" and "Coulisses de la Fête foraine", both ±40x55 cm. (sheet), "Imagerie d'Épinal, No.1664(/1665)", (Paris), Pellering & Cie, ±1880.
- The background sheet sl. yellowed and w. a few sm. closed tears in left blank margin.
= Nice unused paper theatre set, the background and the four side-pieces to be mounted on board and inserted w. a bottom tab to a base. Whitton, Paper Toys of the World p.145-146 and col. ills. 25 and 26 (diff. scene from the same series).
AND 1 other similar but publ. Metz, P. Didion: Grand Théatre. Accessoires pour féeries (stencil-col. lithogr. w. gold, ±1880).
- Fine. = Nice table game with the Boer War-theme.
- Lacks one card of a mouse; one mouse repaired (some gluestains). Sides of box sl. worn.
- Box dam.
= Explanation of the game on verso box. A question and answer 'love' game in which the gentleman "Cloris" declares his love for the lady "Roosje" who rejects him or anwers appreciatively. Buijnsters, Papertoys, p. 297.
= Approximately 40 cut out coptographic ills. (prob. from this and the second issue) are added to the lot. Papertoys p.374. Rare.
= Contains a German list with terms and explanations regarding optical ephemera and toys, i.a. peepshows. Superb reference work.
Speaight, G. The history of the English Toy Theatre., Boston, Plays, 1969, 224p., ills., orig. boards w. dustwr. Trebi, J-C. L'art du pop-up et du livre animé. Paris, Éditions alternatives, 2012, 159p., 2 fold. plates, ills., orig. boards. - AND 7 others, i.a. T. VAN DEN BERG, Schouwburg aan huis. Het kamertoneel van baron van Slingerlandt (Amst., 2002, movable plate, ills., orig. cl.).
- Sheet sl. wrinkled.
= Rare German marquetry game. The wooden pieces can be arranged to form flowers or bouquets.
- Completeness not verified; most parts (sl.) dustsoiled.
= Large building scheme, partly set up (but not finished) by a contemporary enthousiast. For similar toy theatre sets, published by Pellerin of Epinal, see Whitton, Paper Toys of the World p.145-146.
- Lacks a number of stamps and possibly a few boards; one board knacked. Box worn and sl. dam. at sides.
= Very rare.
- Plate on lid duststained and sl. dam.; sm. crack in lid and lid warped.
- Sides of lid lacking and edges of lid sl. worn; background drapes mounted on inside of box. Otherwise fine.
= Not traced in Papertoys. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXVII.