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1986 Michael Hague's 'World of Unicorns' Pop-Up, RARE Out-of-Print First Edition, Fairies, Fantasy Art, Moveable Illustrations
MICHAEL Hague has long believed in magic -- the magic of unicorns. His exquisite three-dimensional, movable illustrations rise up off the page and reveal a magical world. His lush color illustrations in this dramatic pop-up will transport you to the farthest reaches of your own imagination, and inspire you to share the magic with generations to come!!
Collector's 1986 out-of-print stated first edition, first printing children's hardcover book - Michael Hague's World of Unicorns Pop-Up; With three-dimensional movable illustrations.
Text and pictures present lore associated with the unicorn. Designed by Marc Cheshire. Paper Engineering by John Strejan and Roger Smith. Publisher: Henry Holt & Co., New York, Copyright: 1986, stated First Edition, First Printing. ISBN: 0-8050-0070-4. Original $16.95 price on back. Not ex-library.
Hague's extraordinary illustrations, mix luminous and earthen colors, and enhance the magical aura of these mythical creatures; each painting a magnificent work of art. Unicorns in enchanted forests, beautiful fairyland, fairies, elves, magical flowers, smiling moon, gnomes, little people, castles, etc. Photos do not fully capture exact hues & elaborate detail; wait until you see. WOW!
Six elaborate pop-ups, five double-page pop-ups, two pull-tab units and one combination pull-tab and pop-up. Portions pop up, others slide, and one even requires a two-handed glide to reveal the unicorn framed between two trees. All movable parts are fully working and in excellent condition.
Oblong hardcover, vibrant illustrated boards, unpaginated 12 pages, 8" x 11". Pages MINT. Gift quality. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Pages fine, bright and clean. Cover near fine/bright/clean/minimal shelfwear-spine ends lightly bumped.
Michael Hague's illustrations for The Wizard of Oz, The Velveteen Rabbit, Wind and the Willows, Mother Goose, Aesop's Fables, and other children's classics have earned him a reputation as one of America's finest illustrators.
Do not pass up this artistic masterpiece; will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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