Polichinell's Harlequins Children's Stories 1850s Illustrated hand color bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Children's Books, Harlequins, German Books, 19th Century Books, Illustrated Books).
Herrn Polichinell's Abenteuer und Reisen von R. Toussaint.
Published c. 1850's, Leipzig by Gustav Brauns.
182 pages. Text in German. With five hand-colored engravings on separately printed and inserted plates which all depict a harlequin. Splendid detailed original hand coloring.
Illustrated pictorial paper covered boards, leather spine. A very scarce/ rare juvenile book with hand colored plates relating to harelquins.
Binding remains sound, leather spine with small spots of loss. Interior contents toned, yet display a pleasing age patina with light scattered spotting throughout. Text block slightly shaken, some signatures or pages slightly askew.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5 1/2" H x 4" W.