8vo, coloured lithos numbered III, V, VI, VII and X (2 folding), loose in contemporary wrappers with printed label on upper cover. Stamp of Donaueschingen library on wrappers.
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6 Blätter Altenburger Trachten.
Charming Altenburg costume plates, lacking at least one plate.
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