SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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SCHENKMAN, J.
De Wondervolle Reizen & Avonturen van Kapitein Gulliver. [The most rare of all the popular hand-coloured lithographed children's pictures books published by G. Theodoor Bom]

Published
Amsterdam: G.Theod. Bom, (1863).
References
Lust en Leering p. 248; Coll. Caljé-Van Gulik 532; not in KLKL, Het IJzersterke Prentenboek, etc.; no copy in NCC, Colas 2293
Plates
48
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
Amsterdam: G.Theod. Bom, (1863).
Ref
102

4to. Orig. half cloth, with full-page lithographed plate finely coloured by hand mounted on front cover and full-page publisher's catalogue on back cover. With 19 richly illustrated pages, including a lithographed title, and with half-page and quarter-page lithographed illustrations, all beautifully coloured by hand, and all versos blank. (20) lvs. The most rare of all the popular hand-coloured lithographed children's pictures books published by G. Theodoor Bom at Amsterdam in the early 1860's. They were the happy result of the close co-operation between the artist J.W.A. van Hilverdink (1809-1864), who made the beautiful illustrations, and the school teacher J. Schenkman (1806-1863), who provided the lively children's poetry. A list of these popular picture books is found on the back cover, including "De Koningin der Poppen", "Het Leven van Jan Klaassen", "Pierrot's Leven en Bedrijf", "De nieuwe Circus", "Het nieuwe Apenspel", "Tijl Uilenspiegel", etc. Today they are on the top of the list of children's book collectors, but good copies are hard to come by as children at the time also loved the books. The captionless illustrations are in the vignette style, running above and down the left side of each page of Dutch text. Bookplate of 'L.H. Dorrenboom' on front pastedown. Protective wrapper covering book. Good condition.