Child’s exercise book with decorated Kangaroo covers. Friedrich SPECHT.
Child’s exercise book with decorated Kangaroo covers.
Child’s exercise book with decorated Kangaroo covers.

Child’s exercise book with decorated Kangaroo covers.

Denmark: circa 1880.

Charming children’s exercise book with engraved illustrated covers depicting a group of five kangaroos titled “Kaempekaenguru”.
This idyllic bushland scene, complete with a joey and its mother and two emus in the distance, comprises the entire rear cover of the booklet (a serene contrast to the front cover depicting a group of hyenas fighting over a kill). Both engraved covers are signed “F. Specht”; Friedrich Specht (1839-1909) was a German natural history illustrator who produced images for both popular and scientific publications.

Item #1655

Slim lined booklet, writing exercises completed in a cursive hand, original decorated wrapperss, very good.

Price (AUD): $250.00  other currencies