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[CHILDREN’S FOLDING PANORAMA] Costumes of different nations.

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[England] : s.n., [circa 1849]. Small octavo, publisher’s pictorial card covers (heavily rubbed, edges worn), inscribed to Lucy Ann Pease from her Kind Aunt, H. Ford, Chapel Allerton [West Yorkshire] 10th mo. 18, 1849 on the pastedown, containing a folding panorama (single accordion sheet) with 12 hand-coloured plates featuring various peoples in traditional dress, the paper with mild toning but overall a highly colourful panorama in sound condition. The captions for the subjects include Albanian, Spaniard, Turk, Esquimaux, Georgian, Caffir, Mameluke, Cossack, Japanese, Red Indian, Persian and Malay. Note that the ‘Japanese’ caption is erroneous and was probably supposed to read ‘Javanese’.

Rare. We could locate only two copies of this panorama in collections worldwide (Princeton University Library; Indiana University Library). The Indiana University Library entry notes ‘No bibliographical citations found’. Both libraries date their copes to between 1850 and 1870.