Le grand messager boiteux de Strasbourg. Almanach historique, moral et recréatif pour 1865. Cinquantième année.
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4to (195 x 150mm.) 80pp., pp. 57-60 forming a folding leaf with wood-engraved illustration on pp. 57-58, woodcut and wood- engraved illustrations, small hole in first 4 leaves with slight loss of text, vermlion shagreen, gilt, edges gilt, upper cover very slightly marked
Strasbourg: L.F. Le Roux:; Nancy chez E. Elie,
Le grand messager boiteux de Strasbourg is a popular almanach which began publication as Der grosse hinkende Bote in 1807. It is still in production. The stories included in this volume for 1865 are: L'incendiaire (with a full-page illustration on p. 37; La pie blanche ou la présomption ridicule (full-page illustraiton on p. 45); Le chapeau échangée; La tabatièere du curé; Entre ciel et terre (full-page illustration) a griping account of a struggle in a hot-air balloon; Sadi ou la probité récompensée. Strictly factual is the Acceptation de la couronne mexicaine with its folding illustration on pp. 57-58, and under the heading of Natural History: Le requin (with illustration).There is a change in the fount used at ppp. 46-53.
As with almanachs in general, they are very rarely found, and outside France we have located no copies of any issue.
Stock Code: 213485