The Picture Show, A Novel Picture Book for Children by Ernest Nister and published by E.P. Dutton, New York and London, ca:1898. Printed in Bavaria. This is a Victorian pop-up book that contains 4 chromolithographed working pop-up's, as called for, that are both colorful and wonderful to gaze at. This book is in very good condition, complete and with no loose, torn or missing pages and binding, which is string, is tight. This book has had a professional strengthening repair to the rope in the first pop-up and new end pages. All in all, a well preserved clean copy of a rare, difficult to find children's pop-up book. Additional full-page and in-text black and white illustrations. Pictorial illustrated front board very good with light wrinkling and soiling to the illustration. Rear board with some soiling and corner tip wear. Internally clean with some pages with light soiling and all 4 pop-up's working well and colorful. Other then the one strengthening repair mentioned, there does not appear to be any other mends or repairs to the pop-up's. For it's age, a gem of a book.
Measurements are 9 3/4" x 8 3/4". Unpaginated (pages not numbered) with 28 pages. SHIPPING AND INSURANCE IS FREE.
The Picture Show, A Victorian Pop-up book