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Wienfelden, Switzerland: Wolfau-Druck AG, 2016.
Miniature Book. 2 11/16 x 2 1/16 inches. (23) ff. German-language text; 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. GA817-001 Fine.
FACSIMILE reproduction limited to 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 Müller for £1,550.
Title: Traumbuch für Damen [Dream Book For Women]
Edition: FACSIMILE reproduction limited to 250 copies
Country of Origin: Switzerland
Location Published: Wienfelden, Switzerland, Wolfau-Druck AG: 2016
Binding: Decorative wrappers, printed paper label on front
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None, as issued
Size: Miniature Book. 2 11/16 x 2 1/16 inches
Type: Miniature Book
Categories: Europe, Miniature Book
Seller ID: GA817-001
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