1899 Scarce Nister Revolving Toy Book - WONDERLAND PICTURES - 6 chromolithographed volvelles.
Author :Verses by H.M. BURNSIDE, Decorations by "Gar.".
Title : Wonderland Pictures.
Publisher : London, Ernest Nister; New York, E. P. Dutton & Co; .Printed in Bavaria' , no date (circa 1899). First edition.
Language : Text in English.
Size : 9 " X 9 ".
Pages : Unpaginated.
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, inner binding weak but still tight, some foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrations : Complete with all the 6 stunning chromolithographic revolving illustrations Those 6 colorful kaleidoscopic 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 in very good condition with their original ribbon. Very nice! Scarce in any condition!
Estimate : (USD 700 - USD 900)
The book : Attractive and Uncommon Nister Wonderland Pictures Book. According to Haining (Wonderland) is one the most striking of the Nister movables books.
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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