1891 Scarce Victorian Book - RED RIDING HOOD Theater Pantomime toy Book by McLoughlin.
Title: Red Riding Hood.
Publisher: New York, McLoughlin Bro, no date (circa 1891). First edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 12 " X 9.5 ".
Pages: 24 pages.
Binding: Attractive and Good original Victorian decorated hardcover binding (overall slightly worn and scuffed, light crease to the bottom corners of the cover, very top of the arch is slightly chipped - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated.
The book: Scarce and attractive Pantomime toy children’s book by McLoughlin telling the age-old tale Red Riding Hood in a slightly different fashion – through the eyes of a theatergoer viewing a stage production! As the reader turns the pages, theatergoers in their boxes can be seen on additional flaps on the sides of the book. McLoughlin published at least two other stories in this format: Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella. These theater-shaped books were patented by McLoughlin in 1891 and known as the “proscenium format.”
The chromolithographs found throughout the book are beautiful!
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