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    Louis Westhausser, editor. Au Jardin d'Acclimatation. Paris: Nouvelle Librairie de la Jeunesse, n.d. [circa 1890].

    Quarto. Accordion-like construction with six hinged interior leaves, each with a chromolithographic image and fold-down scene of the Paris zoological gardens.

    Heavy cardboard leaves with mechanical illustrations show moderate to heavy wear at all edges; rubbing, bumping to corners. Age toning and minor soiling throughout do not detract from the intricate and delicate pop-up scenes in this book. All mechanics function well, although a few of the images show minor creases, some bear small tape repairs; overall very good to fine condition. Although this volume is worn and well-used, it is in surprisingly good condition and extremely scarce in this intact state. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.


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