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    Optique No. 4. Peepshow of the Promenade de Longchamp. Probably by Barthellemot: Paris, circa 1830. Beautiful telescopic view of the famous promenade, with carriages, figures, coaches, riders, and more. Five hand-colored cut-out scenes string out like an accordion and then collapse between original pictorial covers. Housed in the original marbled paper slipcase. Minor toning. Light wear to the slipcase. Near fine condition. A marvelous example of early 19th-century paper arts. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.

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    June, 2008
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
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