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70/2128 Theatres Hand held theatre
70/2128 Theatres  Hand held theatre
70/2128 Theatres  Hand held theatre
70/2128 [Theatres]. Hand-held theatre. N.pl. (France), n.pl., n.d. (±1840), consisting of a contemp. handcol. engr. board screen within gilt upper and lower border (22,5x20 cm.), on a wooden handle, with central viewing section within gilt border through which a paper strip with 6 contemp. handcol. engr. plates (each 7,5x10,4 cm.) can be viewed by winding the paper "film" from one metal reel onto another, the metal reels both w. a flat circular bone turning wheel.

- Plates partly sl. browned (1x worse and sl. dam.). Attachment of one metal reel sl. dam. (repairable); board screen browned and sl. rubbed/ stained on one side and corners sl. bumped.

= Nice and rare caricatural theatre, with the following plates: "Le gastronome sans argent"; "Les bonnes d'enfans"; "Le soldat laboureur" (browned and sl. dam. in lower corner (repaired w. tape)); "Préville et Taconet"; "Le comédien d'étampes" and "Le mariage enfantin". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXI.

€ (300-500) 1500