1953 - 2162 CHILDREN'S BOOKS - MOVABLE BOOKS, POP-UP AND SHAPE BOOKS
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.).
- 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.
- Theatre occas. strengthened along edges w. sellotape, repairing tears; large tear in left side.
- 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.
- 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.
- Two plates sl. defective (but restorable). Trifle rubbed.
AND 2 others: TIERREICH and MAGNUS DER MÄCHTIGE ZAUBERER.
- 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).
- 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.