The Public Paperfolding History Project

Index Page

x

 
Les Petits Secrets Amusants by Alber-Graves, 1908
 
'Les Petits Secrets Amusants' by Alber-Graves was published by Librairie Hachette in Paris in 1908. The book contains a chapter on paperfolding per se and paperfolding based magical effects also appear elsewhere.

Much of this material had previously appeared in the children's magazine 'Mon Journal' between 1899 and 1903.

The images on this page were kindly provided by Edwin Corrie.

**********

The paperfolding designs included in the book are:

Ecamotage avec une feuille de papier / The Coin Fold

This design previously appeared in the issue of 'Mon Journal' for 9th September 1899.

**********

Moyen de passer au travers d'une carte de visite - How to Climb Through a Playing Card

**********

Le paquet magiique - The Buddha Papers

**********

Bonnet de Police / Bourse / The Turban

The author says, roughly, 'This headwear being unknown to the Japanese, they invert it and make a flat purse or a walletYou can also crush the bottom and obtain a sort of container.' It is not clear if the accuracy of this statement can be relied on.

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in issue of 'Mon Journal' published in 1900/1901.

**********

Le chapeau de gendarme / Le casque moyen age / The Pyramidal Hat

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in issue of 'Mon Journal' published in 1900/1901.

**********

Le double bateau - The Double Hulled Boat

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in the issue of 'Mon Journal' published on 6th June 1903.

**********

Serviette - Double Fishbox / Portfolio

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in the issue of 'Mon Journal' published on 6th June 1903.

**********

Boite a bonbons -The Junk Box

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in the issue of 'Mon Journal' published on 6th June 1903.

**********

Boite des patissiers - The Patisserie Box

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in the issue of 'Mon Journal' published on 6th June 1903.

**********

La boite japonaise - The Japanese Box

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in the issue of 'Mon Journal' published on 8th November 1902.

**********

La cocote - The Cocotte / Pajarita

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in the issue of 'Mon Journal' published on 21st February 1903.

**********

La boite fermee - The Waterbomb

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in the issue of 'Mon Journal' published on 21st February 1903.

**********

La cigogne - The Flapping Bird

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in the issue of 'Mon Journal' published on 18th October 1902

**********

La grue - a version of the Paper Crane

In English, roughly, 'If you take the bird from below and gently pull the tip of the tail with little jerks you will see the animal come to life and flap its wings.'

However, this cannot be taken as evidence for a Japanese origin of the Flapping Bird since the design had previously appeared in an article by the same author in the issue of 'Mon Journal' published on 18th October 1902, where the information that the wings would flap if the tail were pulled was not given. It appears, therefore, to be a new discovery of the author.

**********

Le lampion - The Mushikago

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in issue of 'Mon Journal' published in 1900/1901.

**********

La pelle

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in issue of 'Mon Journal' published in 1900/1901.

**********

L'iris - The Lily

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in issue of 'Mon Journal' published in 1900/1901.

**********

Le palanquin - The Palanquin

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in issue of 'Mon Journal' published in 1900/1901.

**********

Le bonnet carre

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in issue of 'Mon Journal' published in 1900/1901.

**********

La coiffure aux plumes de paon (The hat with peacock feathers) - A version of the Kabuto

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in issue of 'Mon Journal' published in 1900/1901.

**********

Le crabe (cut)

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in issue of 'Mon Journal' published in 1900/1901.

**********

Le kioske japonais

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in issue of 'Mon Journal' published in 1900/1901.

**********

La grenouille qui saute - The Blow-up Frog

The author does not appear to be aware that this frog can be inflated.

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in issue of 'Mon Journal' published in 1900/1901.

**********

Le soufflet - The Bellows

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in issue of 'Mon Journal' published in 1900/1901.

**********

Fleur de lotus - The Lotus

This design previously appeared in an article by Alber-Graves in issue of 'Mon Journal' published in 1900/1901.

**********

**********

**********

**********

**********