Auction 357 Children's Books

SHADOW THEATRE -- BEWEEGBAAR PRENTENBOEK. De van ouds bekende Chinesche schimmen. Geheel op nieuw bewerkt tot vermaak en leering der jeugd. Leiden, J. Trap, n.d. (1864). W. 8 multi-layered lvs. w. on the upper half a hand cold. 'stage' and on the lower half letterpress text (in the form of 4 comic plays); each stage showing a different pastoral/home scene behind translucent paper where in between black silhouette figures ('schimmen') are visible which can be moved with paper strips through the open bottom. 4°. Or. clothbacked brds. (Spine dam., loose, at least 1 strip of paper detached and other (small) defects, but in all a reasonable copy).

KLKL 564; see also Buijnsters, Papertoys, p. 77 on 'Chinese schimmen' or 'Ombres chinoises' as these shadow theatres were called.

€ 200

result € 800

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