1900's Scarce Victorian Set of Six Ernest Nister Miniature Books For Children
Author :Hoyer, M. A.; Boyle, Marie; Haskell, L.; Burnside, Helen Marion; G. R. G. (Six Volume Set).
Title : Set of Six Ernest Nister Miniature Books For Children: The Cat's Concert; The Tale of a Dog; Three Little Maids From School; Snapdragon; A Birthday Present; A Rabbit's Tale.
Publisher : London, Ernest Nister; New York, E. P. Dutton & Co; .Printed in Bavaria' , no date (circa 1900).
Language : Text in English
Size : 4 " X 3.5 "
Pages : Unpaginated
Binding : Good attractive rare original decorated hardcover with cloth spine binding (all hinges fine, overall worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Good to very good content ((bright, tight, some foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrations : Complete with all the chromolithographic illustrations.
Estimate : (USD 350 - USD 500)
The book : Attractive and Uncommon Nister's miniature set. Each of the six volumes has four colour plates and line drawings in text. Five of the six vols state 'Nister & Co. No. 1396. Designed in England, Printed in Germany'; the sixth, 'A Birthday Present' states 'London, Ernest Nister; New York, E. P. Dutton & Co; .Printed in Bavaria' and has floral endpapers where the others have plain. 'A Birthday Present' is also the cleanest and brightest of the six vols, the others having varying degrees of wear and soiling to wraps, browned pages and rusting staples. No inscriptions to any of the books. A rare find in any condition!
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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1900's Scarce Victorian Set of Six Ernest Nister Miniature Books For Children Price List