Title Loto Animé Comique et Amusant [A Dozen Comical Chromolithographed French Metamorphic Lotto Cards]
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Saussine (?)
Seller ID 006440
A colorful burlesque of visual humor, with oversized heads, acrobats, tourists, lawyers, astronomers, etc. all made absurd. N.d., circa 1880. Each card oblong, 13 by 22 cm, and each with four movable pieces. Movable elements attached to card with brass rings. Cards with one or two short captions. Figures drawn in broad caricature. Note that there are similar, yet different, lotto cards from the same period. The twelve we believe to be the full complement of cards issued together. Condition: light to moderate wear. Some light scattered foxing. No box nor chips. All moving pieces, though, are in good working order, and color printing remains vibrant.