Metamorphic alphabet cards.
No imprint, but probably Paris: No imprint, Circa 1815. 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 animal figures. The majority of cards bear two letters of the alphabet. Card size when joined: 70 x 50 mm. The cards are contained in a modern morocco-backed folding box. Backs probably replaced at some time. A fine, clean set, of great rarity.
Book ID: 14172
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