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Miniature Metamorphic ABC Cards. .
Title Miniature Metamorphic ABC Cards.
Stock Code 12944
Description Twelve hand-coloured engraved cards, produced in France, circa 1815, each divided into three, and each designed in such a way that all the cards in each section are interchangeable, so as to form a variety of comic figures. The majority of cards bear two letters of the alphabet. The figures include, acrobats, a swordswallower, a jester, a devil, etc. Card size when joined: 50 x 32 mm. The cards are contained in a modern morocco-backed folding box. Backs probably relaced at some time. A fine, clean set, of considerable rarity.