1890? Large 8vo (310 x 225 mm) · Chicago
by Meggendorfer, Lothar.
Chicago: Thompson & Thomas, 1890? Large 8vo (310 x 225 mm), (16) pp., six with mounted full-page, full-color lithographed plates with moveable parts. Illustrated glazed boards with red cloth backstrip. Upper cover lightly worn, hinges repaired, colour illustrations bright and clean with some small closed tears and chips, mainly around the inner margins and pull-tabs, some extending into the plates, hen's leg torn off but present. Moveable parts on four plates function well; two only in part. A good copy of a complicated and delicate book. § Delightfully odd moveable illustrations including two of cats painting pictures of dogs and one of a monkey attempting to soothe a crying baby. Surprisingly, WorldCat lists only 3 copies of the American imprint in institutional libraries (there was also a London edition, scarcer still and apparently only held at the Library of Congress).
(Inventory #: 107132)