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Giuochi Fanciulleschi Siciliani by Giuseppe Pitri, 1883
 
'Giuochi Fanciulleschi Siciliani' by Giuseppe Pitri was published by Luigi Pedone Lauriel in Palermo in 1883. It contains a list of some well known paperfolds, and a few illustrations, in a chapter about card games, right at the end of the book.

A full copy of the work can be viewed at https://archive.org/stream/giuochifanciull00pitrgoog#page/n12/mode/2up

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Here is the list:

Designs 1 to 5 can be definitively identified as the Cocotte / Pajarita, the Chinese Junk, the Paper Dart, the Waterbomb and the Portfolio because they are pictured in plate IV below.

Google translates (or fails to translate) the olthers as follows:

6. Lu Bottu (Scattiolu in Riesi): No translation of the names but triangular in shape, with which crackles are made.

7. Lu Specchio, lo specchio: The Mirror

8. The Casciuneddu, il cassetto: The drawer

9. La Carruzzedda, la carrozzella: No translation offered.

10. La Naveta, la spola: The Shuttle

11. Lu Cappidduzzu, il capellino:The Little Cap

I cannot definitively identify these designs from the names alone.

In addition Plate I contains a drawing of the Cut and Fold Windmill.

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