Children at Play German Children's Story c. 1880's pictorial novelty bookBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Children's Books, Juvenile Books, German Books, Illustrated Books).
Kleines Volk Bei'm Speil.
Published c. 1880's, Stuttgart by W. Effenberger/ F. Loewe's.
14 pages. Text in German. Illustrated throughout with chromolithographs and line drawings.
Publisher's color lithographed shaped cardstock wrappers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, some chipping to the cover edges (couple spots of loss to rear cover), spine taped in past, text block detached and loose from covers, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The beautiful and scarce 19th century juvenile color plate book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 11 1/4" H x 12 "W.