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The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


Jeux at Jouet du Jeune Age by Gaston Tissandier
'Jeux et Jouet du Jeune Age' by Gaston Tissandier was published by G Masson in Paris in 1884. The complete book can be accessed at https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k65663837/f7.image

Several of the chapters contain designs of interest to the paperfolding historian:

Les Cocottes En Papier

1. Paper Chains made from strips curled into bands and locked together using slits

2. The Cocotte or Pajarita

3. The Box (that becomes the Chinese Junk)

4. The Chinese Junk

Les Chateaux de Cartes

2 and 3. The Paper Cage

4. A cross made by weaving folded strips of paper together

6. The Witch's Ladder

7, 8 and 9. The Catherine of Cleves Box used as a cage for an insect.

10. The Playing Card Monk / Capuchin

Le Dessert

10. Le Probleme des Cerises

12. The Napkin Mouse