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Item #BB2760 Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper; Being an Instructive Amusement for Young Persons of Both Sexes; [offered with:] The Art of Working in Pasteboard, upon Scientific Principles : To which is added, an appendix, containing directions for constructing architectural models: intended as a sequel to Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper. Bernhard Heinrich BLASCHE, D. BOILEAU, translates.
Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper; Being an Instructive Amusement for Young Persons of Both Sexes; [offered with:] The Art of Working in Pasteboard, upon Scientific Principles : To which is added, an appendix, containing directions for constructing architectural models: intended as a sequel to Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper
Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper; Being an Instructive Amusement for Young Persons of Both Sexes; [offered with:] The Art of Working in Pasteboard, upon Scientific Principles : To which is added, an appendix, containing directions for constructing architectural models: intended as a sequel to Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper
Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper; Being an Instructive Amusement for Young Persons of Both Sexes; [offered with:] The Art of Working in Pasteboard, upon Scientific Principles : To which is added, an appendix, containing directions for constructing architectural models: intended as a sequel to Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper
Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper; Being an Instructive Amusement for Young Persons of Both Sexes; [offered with:] The Art of Working in Pasteboard, upon Scientific Principles : To which is added, an appendix, containing directions for constructing architectural models: intended as a sequel to Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper
Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper; Being an Instructive Amusement for Young Persons of Both Sexes; [offered with:] The Art of Working in Pasteboard, upon Scientific Principles : To which is added, an appendix, containing directions for constructing architectural models: intended as a sequel to Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper
Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper; Being an Instructive Amusement for Young Persons of Both Sexes; [offered with:] The Art of Working in Pasteboard, upon Scientific Principles : To which is added, an appendix, containing directions for constructing architectural models: intended as a sequel to Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper

Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper; Being an Instructive Amusement for Young Persons of Both Sexes; [offered with:] The Art of Working in Pasteboard, upon Scientific Principles : To which is added, an appendix, containing directions for constructing architectural models: intended as a sequel to Papyro-Plastics, or the Art of Modelling in Paper

London: Boosey and Sons, 1825 / 1827. Paper-Covered Boards. Uncommon English translations of these two works by German educator Bernhard Heinrich Blasche, providing "Instructive Amusement for young persons," calculated to "introduce children to the most common and practical applications of geometry." (Preface) Papyro-Plastics: Second Edition, "greatly enlarged and improved." 16mo (141 x 116mm): xiii,[3],102,[2]pp, with hand-colored engraved frontispiece of castle, 21 further plates (seven folding) and final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Publisher's bluish gray paper-covered boards, original printed pictorial circular label with compass, ruler, and other draftsman's tools and title to front cover. Binding rubbed, lacking front blank (opens to half-title, top corner of which skillfully repaired), frontispiece and several plates lightly spotted, else an excellent survival,e securely bound and clean throughout. Osborne I, p. 224. Pasteboard: First Edition. 16mo (144 x 111mm): 114,[2]pp, with engraved frontispiece and seven further plates by J. Ellis (all folding) and final advertisement leaf. Publisher's green pasteboard, professionally rebacked to style, original printed paper label to front cover. Boards rubbed but an excellent example, securely bound and clean throughout. Near Fine+. Item #BB2760

Papyro-Plastics, originally published in Germany (as Der Papparbeiter, oder Anleitung in Pappe zu arbeiten), in 1797, guided children on using compass, ruler, and geometry to construct elaborate buildings in paper, including a castle, a bridge, a house with gable front, a church, a thatched cottage, and a windmill. The Art of Working in Pasteboard, the sequel, enabled the construction of more ambitious and longer-lasting models; instruction was provided as well for constructing a basket, tea tray, work box, tea caddy, inkstand, candlesticks, watch stand, and an Ionic temple. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).

Price: $965.00