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Des KindDes Kindes Erste Beschaftigungsbuch
 
Des Kindes Erste Beschaftigungsbuch by E Barth and W Niederley was, I believe, first published in Bielefeld and Leipzig in 1877 (although the foreword is dated 1876).

The chapter on paperfolding contains the following:

How to cut a square from rectangular paper.

How to find the centre of a square.

The Saltcellar

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The Cross

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The Shirt

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The Jacket

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The Trousers

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A human figure

(made by adding the Mitre to the Jacket and Trousers)

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The Chair

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The Table

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The Boat with Sail

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The (uncut) Windmill

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The Double Boat

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The Boat with Fish Box

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The Portfolio

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The Junk Box

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The Picture Frame / Looking Glass

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The Chinese Junk

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The Bellows

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The Puzzle Purse / Menko

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The Newspaper Hat

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The Paper Boat

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The Pencil Case

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The Dart

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The Single and Double Barrelled Bangers

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A Pleated Lampshade

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The Chicken Wire Letterfold

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The chapter on folding paper napkins contains, inter alia:

The Lotus

There is also a chapter with the following heading:

which contains ...

Der Harmonika / The Witch's Ladder