1953 - 2162     CHILDREN'S BOOKS - MOVABLE BOOKS, POP-UP AND SHAPE BOOKS

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70/2113 Shape books  De Moriaan 70/2113 Shape books De Moriaan
70/2113 Shape books  De Moriaan 70/2113 Shape books De Moriaan
70/2113 [Shape books]. De Moriaan. N.pl., n.publ., (±1930), (8)p., col. lithogr. ills., orig. chromolithogr. boards in the shape of a small black boy w. movable parts, 4to.

- Child's scribblings in blue pencil on verso frontwr. Joint splitting.

Agatha (= R. de Goeje). Het Huis van Roodkapje's Grootmoeder. Amst., J.G. Robbers, 1893, (20)p. (incl. wr.), 8 chromolithogr. ills., num. col. lithogr. ills., orig. chromolithogr. wr. in the shape of a house, obl. 4to.

- Bookblock loose; sl. dam. along margins w. a few repaired tears; one leaf lacks chimney shaped part of leaf. Wrapper lacks the chimney; backstrip dam.

AND 7 other Dutch shape books, i.a. in the shape of Sinterklaas; A. LISTAL, Tim Tuimel en zijn Auto (Alkmaar, n.d. (±1920), (col.) ills., orig. pict. limp boards partly in the shape of a boy's head, 4to. Sl. dam.) and DE KONINGIN OP REIS 1898-1923 (n.pl., 1923, full-p. col. ills., orig. wr. shaped in the form of steamcloud of a train, obl. folio).

€ (50-70) 70
70/2114 Shape books  Pietje zou uit visschen gaan Met een grooten hengel Wat een stoute bengel!70/2114 Shape books Pietje zou uit visschen gaan Met een grooten hengel Wat een stoute bengel!
70/2114 Shape books  Pietje zou uit visschen gaan Met een grooten hengel Wat een stoute bengel!70/2114 Shape books Pietje zou uit visschen gaan Met een grooten hengel Wat een stoute bengel!
70/2114 [Shape books]. "Pietje zou uit visschen gaan Met een grooten hengel, Wat een stoute bengel!" N.pl., n.publ., n.d. (±1930), (12)p., col. lithogr. ills., orig. chromolithogr. boards in the shape of a small boy, large 4to.

- Contents loose; sl. frayed and (finger)soiled along edges. Spine worn/ splitting; backcover sl. creased.

= Rare Dutch picture book with 12 sm. stories.

Vacantieweek. N.pl., n.publ., n.d. (±1930), (12)p., col. lithogr. ills., orig. chromolithogr. boards in the shape of a small girl, large 4to.

- Strengthened inner hinges (w. thin paper, remnants of old sellotape shining through); sl. frayed and (finger)soiled along edges. Rebacked; spine worn/ splitting; covers sl. creased.

€ (50-70) 70
70 2115 Shape books  Tante Lize = E Dopheide Witte  70 2115 Shape books Tante Lize = E Dopheide Witte
70/2115 [Shape books]. (Tante Lize (= E. Dopheide-Witte)). Mieke of de geschiedenis van een pop en haar schaapjes. Amst., Van Holkema & Warendorf, (1926), (8)p., col. lithogr. ills., orig. chromolithogr. boards in the shape of a girl by ZOU ZOU, large folio.

- Rusty staples; contents splitting at lower inner fold. Covers creased and scratched; large tear in frontcover; dam. at foot of spine.

= "Voor de nog wat kleinere kinderen zijn De Poppenprentenboeken (1926) van tante Lize een vernieuwing. Vier olijke meisjesfiguurtjes met aan hun vorm aangepaste pagina's: Mieke, of de geschiedenis van een pop met haar schaapjes; Liesje, of de avonturen van een ongehoorzame pop; Tineke, of de ongelukken van een jaloerse pop; en Anneke, of de vriendelijke fee en de goedhartige pop. Al kan men zich afvragen of deze boekjes niet eerder onder de categorie speelgoed vallen." (T. Duijx and J. Linders, De Goede Kameraad. Honderd jaar kinderboeken (1991)). Rare. No copies in NCC.

€ (50-70) 110
70/2116 [Shape books]. Lot of ±30 shape books, all 20th cent., all Dutch language, various sizes, various publishers, i.a. ZIE GINDS KOMT DE STOOMBOOT (n.pl., n.d., col. lithogr. ills., orig. shaped wr., 4to. Sl. worn); JOEPIE DE ASTRONAUT (Brussels, (1972), design by J. FERRANDIR, orig. wr. in the shape of an astronaut); HALLO...HALLO... ((Amst., n.d. (1953), col. lithogr. ills., orig. boards in the shape of a telephone w. mounted cardboard dial. Some contemp. child's entries) and 5 KLEINE BEERTJES (ibid., n.d. (±1960), col. lithogr. ills., orig. spiralbound boards in the shape of five bears).
€ (70-90)
70/2117 The Showman's Series IV The Children's Year 70/2117 The Showman's Series IV The Children's Year
70/2117 The Showman's Series IV The Children's Year 70/2117 The Showman's Series IV The Children's Year
70/2117 The Showman's Series IV. The Children's Year. New York, International News Company, (±1884), 4 chromolithogr. pop-up plates, each w. fold. leaf w. printed text, orig. clothbacked boards, 4to.

- All plates loose and w. some (sm.) tears (a few lacking sm. portions); lacking one text leaf and 2 lvs. loose, all lvs. frayed along edges (some lacking sm. portion). Spine worn and dam. at foot; covers (water)stained and worn along extremities; backcover lacks sm. piece in outer margin.

= Comprises: 1. Spring; 2. Summer; 3. Fall and 4. Winter. Cf. Pop-up and Movable Books p. 483 (mentions the McLoughlin series w. individual publications). The Little Showman Series by the McLoughlin Brothers were the first movable books published in America. Usually published w. a single pop-up, this combined series is extremely rare. No copies traced. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXX.

€ (200-300) 230
70/2118 Snowwhite and the seven dwarfs 70/2118 Snowwhite and the seven dwarfs
70/2118 Snowwhite and the seven dwarfs 70/2118 Snowwhite and the seven dwarfs
70/2118 (Snowwhite and the seven dwarfs). N.pl., n.publ., n.d. (±1950), 7 full-p. col. plates w. text on verso, each w. two cut-out holes for the glow in the dark eyes which are attached to the lower pastedown, and orig. pict. wr. by PAX STEEN, also w. two cut-out holes for the eyes, sm. 4to.

- Sl. soiled; some pencil scribblings, mostly on last plate. Wr. rubbed; scribblings on frontcover; spine-ends worn; w. repair on backcover.

Groos, C. Hippe Vogels. N.pl., n.publ., n.d. (±1970), 3 full-p. col. plates w. text on verso, each w. two cut-out holes for the glow in the dark eyes which are attached to the lower pastedown, ills. and orig. clothbacked pict. boards by C. GROOS, col. pict. frontcover also w. cut-out holes for the eyes, sm. 4to.

- Sl. soiled; one eye w. two black stripes. Boards sl. rubbed, worn along extremities.

AND 5 others, all with movable eyes, i.a. Kijk eens even (Amst., ±1951).

€ (50-70) 50
70/2119 The Speaking Picture Book 70/2119 The Speaking Picture Book
70/2119 The Speaking Picture Book 70/2119 The Speaking Picture Book
70/2119 The Speaking Picture Book, N.pl., n.publ., n.d. (±1880), 18th ed., 8 chromolithogr. plates w. accompanying textp., next to each page is a bone knob that, when gently pulled, causes the depicted animal's sound to be reproduced (bird, cow etc.) (nine pulls in all), orig. cl., carved and gilt painted wooden edges (which form the fake bookblock), folio.

- In good working order. Last page on top of the mechanisms partly detached; upper pastedown heavily foxed; contents sl. foxed and fingersoiled. 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 LXXIX.

€ (400-600) 400
70/2120 The Speaking Picture Book 70/2120 The Speaking Picture Book
70/2120 The Speaking Picture Book 70/2120 The Speaking Picture Book
70/2120 The Speaking Picture Book. N.pl., n.publ., n.d. (±1880), 18th ed., 8 chromolithogr. plates w. accompanying textp., next to each page is a carved plastic knob that, when gently pulled, causes the depicted animal's sound to be reproduced (bird, cow etc.) (nine pulls in all), orig. cl., carved and gilt painted wooden edges (which form the fake bookblock), folio.

- In working order. Upper pastedown sl. foxed; contents sl. (finger)soiled. Pictorial cloth partly worn off; both covers sl. (water)stained (backcover worse); rubbed/ sl. worn along extremities binding; without the original box.

= Rare. Haining p.136f: "the piece de resistance of any collection of moveables."

€ (300-500)
70/2121 Spiegeltje spiegeltje aan de wand 70/2121 Spiegeltje spiegeltje aan de wand
70/2121 Spiegeltje, spiegeltje aan de wand. Amst., Mulder & Zoon, n.d. (1954), (12)p., num. col. ills., orig. pict. boards w. col. pop-up plate w. sm. mirror on frontcover, obl. 8vo.

- Rust stains from staples. Despite the defects a fine copy.

= Scarce. Adaptation of Snowwhite. Nice pop-up plate of the evil queen looking in the mirror.

€ (50-70) 50
70 2122 St Nicolaas 70 2122 St Nicolaas
70/2122 St. Nicolaas. N.pl. (London?), n.publ. (Bancroft?), n.d. (±1950), carrousel picture book w. 4 pop-up plates of 4 different rooms, orig. ringbound pict. boards.

- Corners sl. creased. Otherwise a fine copy.

AND 13 other similar carrousel picture books, prob. by the same publisher, English and Dutch language, i.a. WILD WEST; GARAGE; POPPENHUIS; THE PAPER DOLL PLAYHOUSE; TIMMY'S VISIT TO THE ZOO and OP DE BOERDERIJ.

€ (120-150) 120
70 2123 Steen P 70 2123 Steen P
70 2123 Steen P 70 2123 Steen P
70 2123 Steen P 70 2123 Steen P
70/2123 Steen, P. Het Grappige Dieren Boek. N.pl., n.publ., n.d. (±1940), 8 plates consisting of 3 movable flaps each and orig. pict. ringbound boards by PAX STEEN.

- Owner's entry on frontcover; sl. rubbed w. crease at lower outer corner.

= So called heads-bodies-legs book.

AND 3 others by the same, i.a.: 1+1=2 and Kijk en Lees (n.pl., n.publ., n.d., 2 vols., each vol. w. 1 plate w. movable plate w. pull tab, orig. wr., 4to).

€ (60-80)
70 2124 Sutherland M B 70 2124 Sutherland M B
70/2124 Sutherland, M.B. The Hippodrome. Chicago/ Ohio/ New York, The Saalfield Publishing Company, n.d. (±1910), (10)p., 4 full-p. tinted lithogr. ills. w. 3 (of 4) col. lithogr. pop-up plates, orig. col. lithogr. pict. clothbacked boards, 4to.

- Lacks one pop-up plate; lvs. soiled and w. stains, mostly in margins; bookblock loose; children's scribblings in pencil on frontcover and lower pastedown. Bindings soiled; upper corners frontcover w. diagonal crease.

= Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXIX.

AND 1 other, the same work in the Dutch edition, lacks 3 (of 4) plates.

€ (100-150)
70/2125 Telkens wat anders Met beweegbare platen voor de jeugd 70/2125 Telkens wat anders Met beweegbare platen voor de jeugd
70/2125 Telkens wat anders. Met beweegbare platen voor de jeugd. Rott., Nijgh en Van Ditmar, n.d. (1875), 6 movable col. lithogr. plates, orig. clothbacked pict. boards, 4to.

- Five plates without the movable sections; bookblock loosening. Corners sl. worn.

= Extremely rare dissolving picture book, no copy in NCC. Lust en Leering p.399.

AND an poor copy of GOEVERNEUR'S PRENTENBOEK MET TACHTIG WISSELENDE TAFEREELEN (Amst., n.d. (1875), 4 leaves w. on recto 4 col. lithogr. plates w. on 4 folding flaps creating/ revealing a new image and on verso 4 regular col. lithogr. plates, orig. col. lithogr. wr., square 8vo. Several flaps detached; sold w.a.f.).

€ (70-90) 90
70/2126 Theatres  An Excursion Round the World 70/2126 Theatres An Excursion Round the World
70/2126 Theatres  An Excursion Round the World 70/2126 Theatres An Excursion Round the World
70/2126 Theatres  An Excursion Round the World 70/2126 Theatres An Excursion Round the World
70/2126 [Theatres]. An Excursion Round the World. N.pl. (England), J.W.B., n.d. (±1895), miniature theatre consisting of a col. lithogr. proscenium (23x23cm.), laid down on board with central viewing section through which a paper strip with 40 col. lithogr. plates (each 7,5x10,4 cm.) can be viewed by winding the paper "film" from one wooden reel onto another, the wooden reels both w. a flat circular wooden turning wheel within a board frame (15x23x10,5 cm.), w. a metal saucer for a candle.

- Proscenium and paper over board frame worn along extremities.

= The scenes show i.a. "Leaving Southampton Docks"; "Place de la Concorde, Paris"; "Cologne & The Rhine"; "Berlin, Germany"; "Aletsch Glacier, Pennine Alps"; "The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice"; "The Colosseum, Rome"; "The Pyramids of Gizeh"; "The Great Hall, Karnak, Egypt"; "The Kaaba and Kissing-Stone, Mecca"; "Opium Smokers"; "The Kremlin, Moscow"; "Kilnea by Night, Sandwich Islands"; "Sea-Lions on Rocks off San Francisco"; "Stump of Big Tree, Cisco Station, California"; "Trestle Bridge on the Pacific Railway; Carrying the Mail Across the Prairies, 1880"; "The Narrows, Utah"; "Hot Wells on Gardiner`s River (Lower Basin)"; "The Giantess Geyser, Yellowstone"; "Elevated Street Railway, NY"; "The Great Bartholdi Statue, NY" [Statue of Liberty]; "Crossing the Atlantic in Winter"; "Aurora Borealis"; "The Crater of Mount Hegla"; "The Oystercatchers"; "The Dettifoss"; "Fingal`s Cave"; "Safe Home Again". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXI.

€ (500-700) 1800
70/2127 Theatres  Flipposcoop 70/2127 Theatres Flipposcoop
70/2127 [Theatres]. Flipposcoop. Tiel, De Betuwe N.V., (1948), col. offset cardboard theatre w. central viewing section through which a paper strip with 12 col. offset series can be viewed by winding the paper "film" from one wooden reel onto another

- Theatre occas. strengthened along edges w. sellotape, repairing tears; large tear in left side.

€ (50-70) 100
70/2128 Theatres  Hand held theatre 70/2128 Theatres Hand held theatre
70/2128 Theatres  Hand held theatre 70/2128 Theatres Hand held theatre
70/2128 [Theatres]. Hand-held theatre. N.pl. (France), n.pl., n.d. (±1840), consisting of a contemp. handcol. engr. board screen within gilt upper and lower border (22,5x20 cm.), on a wooden handle, with central viewing section within gilt border through which a paper strip with 6 contemp. handcol. engr. plates (each 7,5x10,4 cm.) can be viewed by winding the paper "film" from one metal reel onto another, the metal reels both w. a flat circular bone turning wheel.

- Plates partly sl. browned (1x worse and sl. dam.). Attachment of one metal reel sl. dam. (repairable); board screen browned and sl. rubbed/ stained on one side and corners sl. bumped.

= Nice and rare caricatural theatre, with the following plates: "Le gastronome sans argent"; "Les bonnes d'enfans"; "Le soldat laboureur" (browned and sl. dam. in lower corner (repaired w. tape)); "Préville et Taconet"; "Le comédien d'étampes" and "Le mariage enfantin". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXI.

€ (300-500) 1500
70/2129 Theatres  Table top tableaux 70/2129 Theatres Table top tableaux
70/2129 Theatres  Table top tableaux 70/2129 Theatres Table top tableaux
70/2129 [Theatres]. (Table-top tableaux). N.pl. (English?), n.d. (±1840), 3 clothbacked panelled contemp. handcol. lithogr. backdrop scenes (each 21x30,5 cm.), 4 contemp. handcol. lithogr. backgrounds and 49 loose (cut-out) contemp. handcol. people/ stage props (all w. wooden base and mounted on stiff paper), kept together in 20th cent. clothbacked box w. facs. reprint of one of the backgrounds.

- Two loose pieces lack a head. Backdrop scene lacks tie.

= A very nice and very rare collection of parts for a paper theatre (?), with typically 19th cent. architecture/ dress etc. in fine contemp. handcolouring. Cf. Paper Peepshows p.18f and p.240f. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXII.

€ (500-700) 500
70 2130 Thiener G 70 2130 Thiener G
70/2130 Thiener, G. Auf in den Zirkus. Hamburg, Carlsen Verlag, 1964, German ed., 6 double-p. col. plates w. pop-up/ movable parts by R. LUKES, orig. clothbacked col. pict. boards.

- Two plates sl. defective (but restorable). Trifle rubbed.

AND 2 others: TIERREICH and MAGNUS DER MÄCHTIGE ZAUBERER.

€ (70-90)
70 2131 Thiener G 70 2131 Thiener G
70/2131 Thiener, G. A Visit to Animalia. London, Bancroft & Co., 1964, 6 double-p. col. plates w. pop-up/ movable parts by R. LUKES, orig. clothbacked col. pict. boards.

- Sl. rubbed.

= The vividly coloured pop-up plates are operated by a string when the page is turned.

Idem. The Little Polar Bear. Ibid., idem, 1964, 6 double-p. col. plates w. pop-up/ movable parts by R. LUKES, orig. clothbacked col. pict. boards.

- One plate one movable part loose. Cloth on frontcover loosening; sl. rubbed.

AND 2 others from the same series: FLEETFOOT THE FAWN and THE ADVENTURES OF TOBY THE SEA HORSE (sl. defective).

€ (80-100) 90
70/2132 Tijl Uilenspiegel en zijn streken 70/2132 Tijl Uilenspiegel en zijn streken
70/2132 Tijl Uilenspiegel en zijn streken. Amst., Cohen zonen, n.d. (±1910), (6)textp., 4 movable col. lithogr. plates, ills. by J. FRANSE, orig. col. lithogr. boards.

- Some moveable parts lack a sm. piece; a few lvs. loose and dam. w. some marginal tears; staples rusty. Upper board creased and sl. worn along extremities.

= Rare Dutch movable book.

€ (70-90)