The Speaking Toybook 1910
310457 SPECIAL BOOKS Theodor Brand, Sonneberg. The Speaking Toybook, reproducing the Voices of the Cock, the Goat, the Cat, the Bird, the Lamb and the Cuckoo. Theodor Brand: Sonneberg, circa 1910. 18 pp. (endpapers included) with 6 chromolithographic plates. Cloth, illustrated front board and title in gilt. Design: Jeanie Rose Brewer (Text). 185x221 mm. Circa 1910.
In Sonneberg, which developed into the „world capital of the toy industry“ in the 2nd half of the 19th century, numerous so-called pull voices for dolls and toy animals were produced. In 1878, the Sonneberg publisher Theodor Brand was granted a patent for the combination of illustrations with voices in the form of a book. The „ speaking picture book“ became a great success.... (https://sammlungen.tu-dresden.de/Details/Index/38793 on Dec. 2, 2021. Translated with the help of DeepL).
Binding in very good conservation, joint split, the text faintly soiled, all voices in working order.
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