[Puzzle / Transformative Paper]. Who Can Solve the Eastern Question? London: E.K. And Co., Unknown. 4to. Unbound. Puzzle Paper. Good. Single sided printed puzzle sheet, approximately 205mm x 260mm in size, n.d. c.1878.
Lightly browned in patches, creases from old folds, couple of small nicks and tears.
A puzzle paper, probably based on the well known handkerchief, which once folded correctly becomes a picture of Disraeli, the handkerchief features Prince Gorschakoff, Otto von Bismarck, Safvet Pacha and Andrassy, but on the paper one offered here the national characters appear to be a little more generic, or perhaps the artist wasn’t quite as talented.
We think we have worked it out, but again the Disraeli character isn’t instantly recognisable, but of course we may have it incorrectly folded!