of the Garden
20th century. 3-D pop-up, mechanical,
cutout, embossed, colour printing,
gold leaf. Germany[?]. Musée
x 8.2 x 11.6 cm.
What makes this card special is the way it has been assembled. It is maintained by elastics that fold forward when it is opened.
Inside the doors:
“Bid me to live, and I will live thy loving friend to be:
Or bid me love and I will give a loving heart to / thee.”
“A heart as soft as kind
a heart as sound as free,
as in the whole world thou caníst find:
that heart Iíll give to thee.”