Old & rare Miniature book with engravings in a unique 19th century wooden'magic' box. Le Petit Fabuliste - Paris, Firmin Didot , appr. 1840 - in red cotton cloth binding with gilt floral details. Miniature with thirteen fables and six woodcut illustrations - 3 x 2 cm - 87 pages - complete and in good condition, interior clean - first coversheet bears the 19th century manuscript (name) of a previous owner.The miniature book comes in a very rare & original wooden'magic' box with secret closure and woodcarved floral designs. The box has two lids that can be opened seperately. The first lid can be opened at a carefully cut line wich is hardly visible.
Underneath there is a small oval space... The second one , by lifting it up a little. Underneath you fine the part where the book can be kept. Written there in ink In Dutch : W. J van Donk, Freule te huis v.Donk The box measures 7 cm x 3,8 x 1,4 cm and is solid and in good condition. A very rare and hard to find set... The item "Le Petite Fabuliste' Miniature book in very rare'magic' wooden box 1840" is in sale since Thursday, December 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "tradetraveler65" and is located in Assendelft.
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