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Title   Seven Caricatures of Big Nosed People

Binding   Wraps

Book Condition   Very Good

Seller ID   006194

N.d., late nineteenth century. When closed, 11 by 8.5 cm, with each sheet when opened up measuring 32.5 by 24 cm. Consisting of two uncut sheets, one with four, the other, three, color lithographed caricatures of people with absurdly large noses and depicting the noses interfering with these owners' activities. The sheets fold up and are housed in plain wraps. The sheets fold vertically and horizontally, with a gilt-surrounded centerpiece of glass, and by manipulating the sheets one can arrange to have any of them framed by this centerpiece. Was this intended as a sort of magic trick? We also wonder whether the humor was meant to play into anti-Semitic prejudice, yet there is nothing other than the schnozzolas to connect the figures with Judaism. Scarce, with no details about origin discernible from the object itself, since there is no text whatsoever. Probably German or English. Condition: a few minor pinprick holes and/or closed tears by the folds and their meeting points. Some shallow crumpling folds on the paper.

Price = 250.00 USD



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