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The Earth and Its Inhabitants - - 1820. 
(Germany) 1820 - A miniature globe covered with varnished paper showing the continents, hand-colored, accompanied by a 32-panel miniature folding panorama. Each panel shows an inhabitant of a different country in characteristic costume, hand-colored and labeled in English, German, and French. The panorama is anchored to the inside of the original green and orange cubical box with a printed, colored label. This charming educational toy is in fine condition, and has the most folding costume panels of any set we've encountered. The panorama, when folded, measures 1 7/8 inches (48mm) tall; the globe is approximately 1 5/8 inches (42mm) in diameter. Box shows some loss to trim and adhesive residue, as well as the previous owner's signature in ink to upper label; panorama and globe are fine. (Whitton p.213 and color ill. 40; Houghton Library "Cataloguer's Choice" Exhibition, 1995).
[Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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