1896 Scarce Nister Revolving Toy Book - IN WONDERLAND with 8 chromolithographed volvelles.
Author: Ernest Nister (publisher).
Title: In Wonderland: A Book of Revolving Pictures. (On the front cover: In Wonderland And What Is To Be Seen There. A Series Of Novel Changing Pictures).
Publisher: London, Ernest Nister; New York, E. P. Dutton & Co; .Printed in Bavaria, no date (circa 1896). First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 11 " X 10.5 ".
Pages: (19) unpaginated pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original decorated hardcover with cloth spine binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the 8 stunning chromolithographic revolving illustrations Those 8 colorful dissolving view volvelles are made of moveable plates with ribbon ties. Each movable plate has interlocking die-cut disks that with the pull of a ribbon, reveal hidden illustrations. All movables are in very good condition with their original ribbon. Very nice! Scarce in any condition!
Estimate : (USD 800 - USD 1000)
The book: Attractive and Uncommon movable book, consisting of nine poems and eight revolving illustrations featuring kittens, puppies, farm animals, and children at play. Poems include: In Wonderland, Hide-and-Seek, Three Little Kittens, Snowflakes and Roseleaves, Trit! Trot!, All Aboard, Summer and Winter, Spot, and Afternoon Tea. Considered one of the greatest makers of movable books, Ernest Nister was based in Nuremberg, a center for toy making in the late nineteenth century, and had offices in London as well. Between 1891 and 1900, the firm produced many children's books and ephemeral items of superior quality in both illustration and printing. "Nister's major contribution to the field was a large number of 'dissolving' picture books—developing further the rather rudimentary items produced by Dean—in which an illustration changed into a completely different scene at the pull of a tab… Beautiful!
The publisher: Ernest Nister (1841–1906) was a publisher and printer of movable books for children and paper ephemera such as greeting cards, post cards, and calendars. He was born in Darmstadt, Germany and later had an office in London. He refined the techniques used in the design of "magic windows," "dissolving picture," and pop-up books, publishing them from his firm based in Nuremberg, a toy-making center of the nineteenth century.
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