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70/2119 The Speaking Picture Book
70/2119 The Speaking Picture Book
70/2119 The Speaking Picture Book
70/2119 The Speaking Picture Book, N.pl., n.publ., n.d. (±1880), 18th ed., 8 chromolithogr. plates w. accompanying textp., next to each page is a bone knob that, when gently pulled, causes the depicted animal's sound to be reproduced (bird, cow etc.) (nine pulls in all), orig. cl., carved and gilt painted wooden edges (which form the fake bookblock), folio.

- In good working order. Last page on top of the mechanisms partly detached; upper pastedown heavily foxed; contents sl. foxed and fingersoiled. Rubbed/ sl. worn along extremities binding; without the original box.

= Rare. Haining p.136f: "the piece de resistance of any collection of moveables". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.

€ (400-600) 400