1953 - 2162 CHILDREN'S BOOKS - MOVABLE BOOKS, POP-UP AND SHAPE BOOKS
- Hinges broken (repaired w. sellotape); one pop-up plate splitting on fold; one pop-up plate sl. weak on folds; one leaf strengthened in inner margin; frontispiece handcol. by child. Corners showing; boards sl. soiled.
Idem. Die Waldmännlein und König Neptun. (Zürich), Verlag Bollmann, (1936), 43p., 4 col. pop-up plates, num. ills., col. endpapers, orig. pict. boards.
- Three pop-up parts w. tear. Lacks backstrip; corners showing.
AND 1 other similar, Italian text.
- Bookblock broken; a few pop-ups repaired w. sellotape on verso. Boards sl. rubbed along edges.
- Backstrip repaired w. stiff paper; sm. dam. spot on frontcover; boardedges rubbed/ worn.
= Early Dutch Walt Disney edition published in the series ""Pieco" boeken".
- Lacks backstrip, repaired w. stiff paper; boardedges rubbed/ worn.
= Early French Walt Disney edition published in the series "Les albums Hop-La!".
- Sm. marginal tears in dustwr.
= With the rare dustwrapper. Early French Walt Disney edition published in the series "Hop-La!".
- Boards sl. worn along edges. = Published in the series "Les albums Hop-La!".
AND 2 others similar, both French language and from the same "Les albums Hop-La!" series: BLANCHE NEIGE and CENDRILLON. - AND 5 vols., incl. duplicates, all from the series Onze panoramaboeken, 1962, all Dutch language, w. col. pop-up plates and col. ills., orig. unif. ringbound boards, sm. obl. 4to. - AND 1 other.
- Lacks (at least) 1 hat; both dressing dolls creased at the neck. Box sl. soiled.
= "No. 348".
- One doll (grown-up) and one costume and hat cut out. Box partly rubbed.
= Rare complete set, with a total of 10 costumes and 10 hats, mostly uncut. Papertoys p.335 (calling for 11 costumes and 9 hats).
- Probably lacking a few hats. Wrappers dam.
= Lady Margaret from the series Belles of the Season (no. XII) and Prince Darling from the series Prince & Princess Dressing Series (no. V).
- Occas. foxed; prob. lacks a doll (the rabbit); the head of the horse detached (but repairable); dog lacks tail; two props lack sm. part. Other a very fine set.
= With the instruction cards how to assemble the paper dolls. Contains i.a. a cat; rooster; chicken (w. chicks); several children; a police officer; a farmer; parental figures; several carriages; helmets/ hats etc. Very rare to find a set in such good condition. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXX.
= Miscellaneous collection.
- Spine strengthened w. tape.
Mrs. Bunny and the Miss Bunnies. London and New York, E. Nister & E.P. Dutton & Co., n.d. (±1900), (4) lvs., col. lithogr. ills., orig. chromolithogr. wr. in the shape of bunnies, sm. obl. 8vo. - AND 13 others, mostly shape books, all English language, i.a. FRISKY, THE SQUIRREL (n.pl., n.d. (±1900), (col.) lithogr. ills., chromolithogr. wr. in the shape of a squirrel).
- Contents sl. soiled. Chipped/ dam. along extremities; backstrip worn off.
= The scenes show different parts of an imaginary theme park "Dreamland", i.a. a circus w. acrobats, a merry-go-round and a scenic railway. Very rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXI.
- Lacks the 4 hats; head darkened and neatly torn in 2 parts, repaired by laying it down on a thin copperplate in the same shape; small hole from former binding cord in spine throughout; occas. foxed spots; owner's entry on first free endpaper. Paper over spine partly worn/ sl. dam.; wrappers newly sewn. Despite the defects an acceptable copy.
= Very nice and early example of a paper-doll booklet, showing the girl Ellen in various poses, activities and clothes. Cf. Whitton p.98; Haining p. 14-15 (fully illustrating a similar example): "Some of the prettiest of the early movable books for children were those issued from about 1810 onwards by the Firm of S. and J. Fuller from their delightful address of The Temple of Fancy in Rathbone Place, London."
- New endpapers; all lvs. strengthened at inner margin causing some lvs. to tear (occas. affecting text); most lvs. (sl.) frayed, a few lacking sm. portions of blank margin; most embellishments sl. stained; contents sl. foxed and fingersoiled. Rebacked; covers worn (backcover worse).
= Remarkable plates, in which Lina is dressed in actual clothes and thus gets a doll-like quality. Van Veen 278; Lust en Leering p.409f, stating that in total 3 such books were published in The Netherlands. Rare.
- Title-p. frayed and chipped; all plates w. some (sm.) tears; slide-away slats partly defective (image on 1 slat sl. rubbed). Spine rebacked w. green tape; covers lack all corners (upper corner backcover reattached w. sellotape) and sm. portion of outer blank margin (frontcover); covers foxed/ sl. soiled.
= Each plate w. two slats that can be moved to reveal another picture. Lust en Leering p. 418. Very rare.
- Lower hinge splitting; sl. soiled; one leaf w. sm. crease. Backcover w. tear; spine rubbed.
= Rare. De Bodt/ Kapelle p. 194: "De progressieve stijl van afbeelden en de soms bijna surrealistische situaties op de illustraties geven blijk van een grote artistieke vrijheid, een speelruimte die in de oorlogsjaren bij andere onderdelen van de beeldende kunst nauwelijks mogelijk was".
Bomans, G. El Pintor's toverboek van 1001 nacht. Amst., Senefelder, 1941, stiff paper leporello with text on recto and 3 col. pop-up plates by EL PINTOR (= G. Ehrenfest) on verso, 4to.
- Hinges splitting; sl. soiled. A few scribblings on frontcover; rubbed along extremities.
AND 3 others by the same: El Pintor's dierenparadijs: allerlei spelen met wilde dieren (Amst., 1946); Het avontuur van Kobus Knabbel: het konijn van El Pintor (n.pl., n.d. ±1942) and Het schilderijenboek: stadsgezichten, landschappen en stillevens samenstellen (n.pl., n.d. ±1941).
- Set A lacks 4 pieces; set B lacks 3 or 4 pieces (according to the publisher set B contains 33 figures, but the legenda plate shows 32).
= Two sets of these very rare so-called slot books or games. The cut-out figures could be placed in the right slot of the board background plate and illustrate one of the fables mentioned in the text parts. There were 4 sets published. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXI.
- Bookblock broken; sl. foxed. Lacks spine; corners showing; boards soiled.