771 - 1153 CHILDREN'S BOOKS, incl. COMICS, DRAWINGS, GAMES AND TOYS
= SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXIII.
- Occas. sl. creased and fingersoiled. Frontcover sl. foxed and stained; backcover partly discoloured, w. traces of tape and old owner's entry.
= De Bodt/ Kapelle, p.251. A rare type of humorous book: the book is pierced by a "bullet" from frontcover to backcover, which alters the illustrations in a comical way, e.g. a dog's leash is snapped, a motorcycle racer's fuel tank is hit, a baby's milkbottle is emptied sooner than expected and a pudding is shattered.
- Some lvs. strengthened/ repaired in margins. Spine/ hinges strengthened/ repaired w. cloth; backwr. w. large repaired tear; wr. sl. frayed/ chipped.
= Rare. No copies in NCC.
AND 2 others similar, published by the same (probably from the same series), both with a pop-up plate: ASSCHEPOESTER and DE BOERDERIJ.
= Mock-up model, in the early stages of the design with drawings by Schenk.
The Christmas Surprise Book. Mock-up model w. 4 col. pop-up plates and partly mounted col. ills. by IRMA WILDE, pop-up plates designed by ABE SCHENK, ±1950, orig. ringbound limp boards, obl. 8vo.
= Published by Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1950.
AND 4 loose pop-up/ movable plate designs by ABE SCHENK (?), pen and ink and watercolour/ pencil.
= Published version not found.
Idem. (House with children playing in the garden). Original mock-up model on board for a threedimensional construction model toy book w. set up figures, pen and ink and watercolour: roof (also acting as the binding) and 7 parts of the construction.
= Probably not published.
AND a similar design by the same for a circus in 8 parts, pen and ink and watercolour.
= Interesting set of mock-up models by ABE SCHENK. With as an example of the final product, a copy of LET'S PLAY TRAIN (New York, ±1950, fold. col. panoramic board plate w. 2 movable parts, orig. pict. board portfolio. Construction model toy of a railway station and part of tracks. The portfolio acts as the roof of the railway station. Lacks several set up figures). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXIII.
= Story about a small monkey on a journey. With the title on frontcover: "Adventures in action of Coco". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXIV.
Idem. "The story of Coco and his travels". Original model for an unpublished movable book, title leaf and 7 plates w. movable parts and pull tabs or moving wheels, entirely col. gouache, on verso of each plate a mounted typescript text, ringbound wr. cut-out letters w. drawing in gouache and movable wheel, 4to.
- One plate probably lacking part; plates w. a few sm. defects; some scattered tape ghosts.
= With the names of A. Schenk and L. Millea as authors on title leaf. Both models are perhaps intended as a proposal for interested publishers with two different versions.
= Rare unused pop up toy book. The figures can be pressed out and used as playing dolls and furniture can be placed inside the rooms of the pop-up doll house.
Idem. Let's Go Shopping! An Animated Panorama. Garden City, Garden City Publishing, n.d. (±1950), panoramic board construction model toy of a supermarket and fronts of surrounding shops, various plates with press out figures (unused), all loose as issued in orig. pict. board portfolio, which when folded can be used as a roof, 4to.
- Foot of spine of portfolio/ roof sl. dam.
= Rare unused/ unbuilt novelty toy book. Illustrations by BARBARA WHYTE.
Idem. Let's play train. Ibid., idem, n.d. (±1950), panoramic board construction model toy of a railway station and surroundings w. 2 movable parts, various plates with press out figures (unused), all loose as issued in orig. pict. board portfolio, which when folded can be used as a roof, 4to.
- Foot of spine of portfolio/ roof sl. dam. = Rare unused/ unbuilt novelty toy book.
AND 5 other movable, pop-up and shape books, all designed by ABE SCHENK, i.a. P. KENNEY, The Little Theatre (Garden City, 1950, 4 col. plates w. movable wheel and pull tab, orig. ringbound pict. wr. by PRU HERRICK); PICNIC DAY (Akron/ New York, 1946, 4 movable-pop up plates of a fair (i.a. a merry-go-round)) and A.A.MILNE, Winnie-the-pooh and Eeyore's tail (London, (1953), 3 (double-p.) pop-up plates after E.H. SHEPHARD, col. ills., orig. ringbound pict. boards. Boards soiled and stained).
- A few sm. defects; one pull tab replaced w. modern board. Ringbinding sl. defective; boardedges sl. worn/ rubbed.
= A rare and attractive and informative pictorial atlas for children, i.a. flora and fauna, regional produce and monuments of France and the world.
- Backcover duststained.
= Very rare unused peepshow model book with all building plates still intact. Werner Laurie Show Book Series B, no. 2.
AND 2 others from the same series: Series A, no.1 and Series B, no.1 (Nativity).
- Lacks 2 knobs and one cord w. knob (but all sound devices working); last page on top of the mechanisms detached, showing the interior. Backstrip loose; rubbed/ sl. worn along extremities binding; without the original box.
= Rare. Haining p.136f: "the piece de resistance of any collection of moveables." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXIV.
- Bookblock split; yellowed/ browned and sl. foxed; plates w. a few small marginal tears. Covers rubbed along extremities and sl. yellowed.
= The plates show children playing tennis, having a boat ride, playing soldier, a boy beating an obstinate donkey and a boy amusing little girls with a jumping jack. Tabs must be pulled in order to make the figures move. Extremely rare. Not in NCC, no copy traced. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXII.
= Rare, no copies traced. Somewhat in the style of El Pintor.
AND 2 German plates with movable turning disc, ±1950, both without publisher: "Der Rattenfänger" and "Eslein Streck Dich". - ADDED: a movable chromolithogr. plate, ±1920., showing a bear and 2 cubs in a zoo and a movable board cat.
- Contents loose; 3 in working order; one plate incomplete; a few sm. tears. Boards soiled. Sold w.a.f.
- Edges wr. rubbed; chafed spot in upper outer corner frontcover.
= Rare and uncut cut-out paper television building model with scenes. The television appears to be inspired by late 1930's, early 1940's television designs. Stories are Hanzl and Gretl and Puss in Boots.
- A few lvs. loose; staples rusty. Otherwise a fine copy.
= Rare Dutch movable book. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXV.
- Occas. tape ghosts from sellotape. Some foxing on frontcover.
AND 1 other model for a Christmas pop-up book w. one manuscript pop-up plate (pen and col. pencil)
- Hinges repaired w. sellotape; rusty staples; all plates in working order. Spine worn.
= Rare movable book. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XXXV.
Voor blondjes en zwartjes. Nieuw prentenboek met beweegbare platen. Ibid., idem, n.d. (±1890), 5 lithogr. textp., 4 col. lithogr. plates w. movable parts and pulling tab, ills., orig. chromolithogr. stiff paper wr., 4to.
- All movable plates repaired w. sellotape; last plate not in working order. Spine splitting.
= Nice picture-book. Rare, not in the usual reference works and no copies in NCC.
- Spine rubbed. = Rare, not found.
AND 22 other shape books, incl. 2 similar, ±1920-1990, mostly Dutch language.
- Sl. foxed; two tears in frontwr. = I.a. with the figures of Tom Puss and Wammes Waggel.
AND 1 other smaller manuscript heads-bodies-legs book: "Van Jojijntje" (each plate in 2 sections).