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70/2120 The Speaking Picture Book
70/2120 The Speaking Picture Book
70/2120 The Speaking Picture Book
70/2120 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 carved plastic 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 working order. Upper pastedown sl. foxed; contents sl. (finger)soiled. Pictorial cloth partly worn off; both covers sl. (water)stained (backcover worse); rubbed/ sl. worn along extremities binding; without the original box.

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

€ (300-500)