1953 - 2162 CHILDREN'S BOOKS - MOVABLE BOOKS, POP-UP AND SHAPE BOOKS
- Upper hinge broken; portion of upper margin title-p. cut out. Covers sl. (damp)stained; some repaired marginal tears; worn along extremities; both joints starting/ splitting.
= An attractive pop-up book showing the characteristic Nister charming children with animals in stand-up grotto scenes. Pop-ups come to life as the book is opened, by means of linen tabs attached to the inner margins of the opposite page. Hunt p. 294 and 316. "(...) this being one of the finest of Nister's stand-up books" (E. Quayle, The Collector's Book of Children's Books (1971)). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVII.
- One plate loose; one plate reattached; sl. fingersoiled in margins. Backcover rubbed.
= Hunt no.769.
- Three plates reattached along left part, w. former repair showing tape ghost, otherwise plates fine; all lvs. dust/(finger)soiled; endpapers sl. frayed; upper hinge broken w. tape ghost from former repair; hinges weak. Covers soiled and w. waterst. on backcover; board edges worn.
= Osborne p.420.
- Sl. duststained; a few lvs. and one plate loose. Binding sl. soiled. = Hunt no.853.
- All lvs. loose; one disc loose. Wr. frayed; spine split but repaired w. sellotape.
= Extremely rare movable book, no other copies traced. Probably a Dutch adaptation of a French work. I.a. scenes with a magic lantern (showing i.a. the Eiffel Tower) and a Jack and Judy pantomime. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVII.
- Splitting on hinges; sl. soiled in lower margin. Frontcover lacks sm. portion of paper; rubbed along extremities.
= Rare Dutch pop-up books. No. 3420; no. 3427A; no. 3420 and no. 3427B.
AND 5 other pop-up books, incl. two duplicates, all by the same publisher. - ADDED: one panorama book by the same publisher.
- Most lvs. loosening. All vols. lack backstrip; all boards detached.
= The small booklets in the centre of the books show a play and create with each turn of a leaf a new scene. The McLoughlin Brothers pirated this idea from Dean & Son (London).
- Sl. rubbed/ soiled, mostly along edges; scribblings in pen.
= By rotating any or all of 5 discs a complete face appears in the circular frame in the center; it is possible to make the faces of Popeye, Wimpy, Olive Oyl and Swee'pea.
- A few flaps w. sm. defects in margins. Backwr. split and closed w. tape and lacks portions in 3 corners; frontcover frayed and w. various dam. spots.
= Rare porte-brisée book in the shape of a theater with flaps that can be turned over, altering each scene, until arriving at the final scene of the story of Cinderella. The verso of each flap show the theater boxes. Dutch adaptation of the English edition by Dean & son.
- Flaps w. minor imperfections; backwr. vertically split in the centre, but reattached w. sellotape; joints splitting; frontwr. dam. in lower left corner of right flap, otherwise rubbed/ sl. worn along extremities.
= Rare porte-brisée book in the shape of a theater with flaps that can be turned over, altering each scene, until arriving at the final scene of the story of Robinson Crusoë. The verso of each flap show the theater boxes. Dutch adaptation of the English edition by Dean & son. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXVIII.
- First left flap lacks sm. portion in lower right corner, right flap creased w. sm. tear in lower part; back scene w. pencil scribblings. Backcover creased and w. annot.; rubbed along extremities.
= Rare porte-brisée book in the shape of a theater with flaps that can be turned over, altering each scene, until arriving at the final scene of the story. The verso of each flap shows the theater boxes.
AND a facsimile from the same series of the Cinderella story.
- Most vols. contents fine. Backovers foxed (in various degrees).
= Early prop-up variant. The 6 chromolithogr. parts can be pulled forward to create a three-dimensional effect on the lithogr. plate. Very rare complete series of 6 books published by J. Vlieger. Lust en Leering p.417; one copy in NCC. Not in The Children's World of Learning, cat. Beweegbare Boeken, coll. Caljé-van Gulik and Ki.la.ki.le. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXX.
- Joints splitting; sl. rubbed.
AND 3 other Magic Action Books published by the same, i.a. BUNNY BOY (1935).
- Fingersoiled. Spine splitting; boardedges rubbed.
AND 2 others similar from the same series, with various defects: Little Red Ridinghood 'Pop-up' book and The 'Pop-up' Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
- All lvs. loose w. waterstain in upper part; lacks some lvs. w. 22 cut-out figures. Frontcover w. large repaired tear.
Idem. Poppenkast. Ibid., idem, n.d. (±1920), textbooklet (48p., orig. wr.) and puppet theatre consisting of a col. lithogr. board proscenium w. side wings (34x25,7 cm.), 4 board background plates w. 8 col. scenes (recto and verso) and 4 sheets w. cut-out figures for the four stories described in the booklet.
- Textbooklet sl. foxed; lacks staples; sl. frayed; proscenium lacks one curtain; 2 figures cut out but others uncut. Without orig. envelope (?).
= The four stories: Jan Klaassen, De Schoone Slaapster, De Gelaarsde Kat and Sinterklaas.
- Some closed marginal tears; (finger)soiled, mostly in margins. Rebound w. use of the original soiled and dam. frontcover.
= Collector's stamp (Borms) on lower pastedown. French edition of Dean's New Scenic Books - Robinson Crusoe (published by Dean & son). Cf. Haining, Movable Books, p.30.
- Text-book and key-plate only; key plate w. tears on folds; a few lvs. soiled; without the separately issued landscape, figures, etc.; owner's entries on first free endpaper (recto and verso). Spine splitting.
= Huiskamp S 361; cat. The Children's World of Learning 3190 (also without additions): "The teacher's text book and model plate only of a rare fable game for children, inspired by a German idea by A. Sturm (1788-1827). All separate figures from a number of fables would be given to the children, thrown together in one heap, and the children then should sort them out and try to collect all the figures belonging to one specific fable and arrange them in their right positions within the correct landscape. This game was intended for use at schools, with the booklet intended for the teacher to read the text of the fable out aloud and to check the children's results by means of the model plate. So the children's loose figures and landscapes will mostly be found separate without the book or model plate, and the book and plate will be mostly found without figures or boards, like here. Still, the text book and model plate are rare and of interest by themselves. (...) not elsewhere found recorded." Very rare.
- Two plates repaired w. sellotape (one not working); lacks the red transparent leaf. Boards sl. duststained.
= Rare. Bilderwelt im Kinderbuch 2062: "In diesen in der 30er Jahre äußerst erfolgreichen Kinderbuch kombiniert Thomas Seidmann-Freud Dreh-, Zieh- und Verwandlungsmechanismen auf höchst orginelle Art".