Traumbuch fur Damen [Dream Book For Women]


Miniature Book. 2 11/16 x 2 1/16 inches. (23) ff. 54 cooper engraved illustrations (53 color) throughout, 3 per page; text clean, unmarked. Decorative wrappers, printed paper label on front cover; binding square and tight. Housed in a red paper slipcase. SCARCE. Fine. Facsimile Reproduction of 250 copies of a rare copy of an early nineteenth-century chapbook printed in Germany. The text is a "dream book" written by "Joseph aus Egypten," a "professor of dream interpretation." This lovely miniature book features humorous illustrations and instructions for the interpretation of dream symbols. Examples include: fruit in a dream indicates bouncing children; an armband in a dream indicates an unnecessary expenditure; letters indicate marriage to an academic with a doctoral degree. The original edition had a lithographed illustration of a harlequin on the front cover and on the rear was a small envelope, not present here. These types of chapbooks were peddled by traveling merchants (chapmen) who offered cheap wares in remote villages where the inexpensive chapbooks were passed hand to hand and were worn out from use; this title otherwise unknown other than a copy of the original that was offered at the Olympia Fair in London in 2017 by Antiquariat-Kunsthandlung Johannes Muller for 1,550 GBP.

Title: Traumbuch fur Damen [Dream Book For Women]

Author Name: Joseph aus Egypten [pseudonym], Alice Bosch-Gwalter and Hans-Rudolf Bosch-Gwalter, editors

Categories: Miniature Book,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: Wienfelden, Germany, Wolfau-Druck AG: 2016

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: GA817-001

Keywords: Joseph aus Egypten, Alice Bosch-Gwalter, Hans-Rudolf Bosch-Gwalter, Traumbuch fur Damen, Dream Book For Women, Miniature Book, Facsimile, Illustrated Book