SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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Haus, Stadt und Land, bildlichen Darstellungen aus dem Leben

Nurnberg: Renner & Cie. N.d., circa 1840's.
No recorded copies of it in any library, bibliographic record or online.
Nurnberg: Renner & Cie. N.d., circa 1840's.

FIRST EDITION. With 12 spectacular hand-coloured lithographs of Biedermeier Era childhood. (32 x 24 cm) This work is EXTREMELY RARE. The imagery is also especially appealing, depicting various activities involving children and/or through the eyes of children, during the course of a day. The titles of the plates barely captures the fullness or details of the imagery, and it is often the little incidental aspects of these illustrations wherein lies the charm. Captions, are rendered in French, German and English. There is no title page and no evidence that there ever was one. 1/4 red morocco with a splendid pictorial title page over paper boards. Boards cracked and worn in places, plates a little soiled but colours bright and crisp. Coloured plates in order: 1. Dressing. 2. The play room. 3. The grandfather's gift. 4. The instruction. 5. The ride in a coach. 6. The place of amusement in the open air. 7. The stable. 8. Pasture-land for horses. 9. The military game. 10. The horse-pond. 11. The vernal feast. 12. The evening prayers.