Jewish Girl from Algiers

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A young woman in a pink dress with gold or yellow floral design and ornaments is seen from the side with one hand on her hip and the other on a jar.

The caption reads in the original French: Jeune fille juive d’Alger.

This book consists of an incomplete series of twenty hand-colored engravings sorted in no particular order, which were most likely published separately and bound into book form on behalf of their owner. This would explain why the usual markers of regular book publishing, such as publication date, colophon, etc., are missing.
The date we mention applies to the engravings (i.e. not to the binding) and is informed by the publisher’s address, which changed during the course of 1841. Although some plates don’t show any information about the publisher, we assume they all belong to the same series.

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