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Captain Big Bill the Pelican.  Leah Gale Samuel Lowe Company Wisconsin 1956
Captain Big Bill the Pelican. Leah Gale Samuel Lowe Company Wisconsin 1956
Price: $25.00

Applied board cover, three color illustrations by Elsie Darien and Jo Poehlmann throughout, cardboard penguin with grommet head and feet that can be moved in front cover to simulate different clothing for the pelican. The story of Bill who never encountered another pelican. He wandered around trying to find a job and what his pouch was for. 8" x 6 1/2" some creasing and discoloration
Knerr. The Katzenjammer Kids, an animated novelty book. John Martin's House, Inc. Kenosha, Wisconsin 1945
Knerr. The Katzenjammer Kids, an animated novelty book. John Martin's House, Inc. Kenosha, Wisconsin 1945
Price: $45.00

unpaginated. Metal spiral bound printed color paper cover, movable parts and pop ups, book 1864. A movable book about Hans and Fritz Katzenjammer and their uncle, the Captain. Something is always happening to them. The book includes pop-up, a movable wheel, and sliding activity. 8" x 8 1/4". wear on cover, possibly missing a movable part-the legs of the Captain on the page with the alligator
The Cadillac Bar & Card " Mechanical Card - Winking Man Promotes new location  Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
The Cadillac Bar & Card " Mechanical Card - Winking Man Promotes new location Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
Price: $50.00

A single-fold 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" promotional card. Promotes the second location of The Cadillac Bar & Cafe.  When opened image of a man who "winks" when the card is open.  Back cover depcits a fantasy scene with a caption reading "Keep your face always turned toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you".
The Toodles
The Toodles
Price: $55.00

Unpaginated board book with plastic spiral binding with two tab movables and two double page pop-ups. Profusely illustrated in two and full color.  Chapters include Pat Talks out of Turn, Barking Dogs and Skating
The Birth of Jesus.   Folding book Ltd Amsterdam
The Birth of Jesus. Folding book Ltd Amsterdam
Price: $75.00

Applied board cover, peep show book-can fold out into full circle that has pop ups, color illustrations by R.T. Cowern. The story tells the tale of Jesus in a visual way by creating a 3D image. Detailed with pop up and cut out images. 7" x 5" slight wear from folding and unfolding, a few small tears in pop up
Laurent De Brunhoff Babar's Moon Trip. Random House.New York.1968
Laurent De Brunhoff Babar's Moon Trip. Random House.New York.1968
Price: $85.00

The classic children's character Babar got a fun pop-up twist in this story of his adventure to space. 19 pages. The books starts with the announcement of Babar's plan to go into space to the moon, and as the story follows through the preparations and the trip, there are a variety of pop-up structures, pull tabs, and other movable pieces meant to involve a child in the story. 8 1/2" x 6".
Bunty
Bunty
Price: $110.00

25 pp. litho on board book with three (3) die-cut pops. First text page titled "The Story of Bunty.   Pop-ups include "Here I am Bunty",  Punch and Judy and Bunty with a policeman.  In-text black and white illustrations.  Measures 7 1/2" 7 3/4".
The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz
Price: $110.00

12 pp. paper covered board spiral comb bone book.  Excerpt from the original story by L. Frank Baum.  Created and Produced by the Duenewald Printing Corp., New York. Sole Agent for Wehr Animation.   Includes six (6) movable pages--when tab is slid to and fro, three-animations move. Charming imagery as when the wizard is filling the scarecrows head with "bran brain"...Nice copy with strong color.  Some corner and edge wear.  Light wrinkling on tabs from use. Measures 6 3/4" x 9".
Little Orphan Annie and Jumbo, the Circus Elephant
Little Orphan Annie and Jumbo, the Circus Elephant
Price: $115.00

22 pp. litho on board book printed in black and white with full page and in-text illustrations and three (2) two-page full color pop-ups of Orphan Annie with two elephants, Annie with a dog jumping through a hoop and Annie balancing on a seesaw between a dog and a pig. Copyright 1935 Famous Artists Syndicate.  Harold Lentz paper engineer.
Blinky Bill
Blinky Bill
Price: $125.00

25 pp. litho on board book with three (3) die-cut pops. First text page titled "Blinky Bill"  Story of a discontented koala bear.   Pop-ups include "Blinky with Frogs, Blinky at Miss Prim refreshments and Blinky in the Peppermints.  In-text black and white illustrations.  Measures 7 1/2" x 7 3/4".
The Tinder Box - Animated by Julian WehrStephen Daye, Inc..NY.1945
The Tinder Box - Animated by Julian WehrStephen Daye, Inc..NY.1945
Price: $125.00

Spiral bound litho on board. Includes five (5) tab operated moveable plates- a soldier, a queen (crone) a princess and gold in a tinderbox.  All mechanisms work well.  Measures 8 3/4" x 7". . slight wear on cover edges
Lightning Arranger - Device for arranging orchestrations and transposing music. Lightning Arranger.Allentown PA.1931
Lightning Arranger - Device for arranging orchestrations and transposing music. Lightning Arranger.Allentown PA.1931
Price: $145.00

An oblong 2 3/4" x 4 1/2" celluloid device with two (2) side by side wheels, with a eight (8) window openings on each side.  One side  is designed to find dominant and sub-dominant chords by setting both wheels to key. It includes Seventh Chords and Major Chords.  The reverse is for all instruments including pianos and violins tuned in C.  One wheel represents Ninth Chords, the other Minor Chords.   Originally had a booklet explaining chord progression and instructions for transposing and outlines chord structure.. Invented by Samuel "Skip" Rapoport, the Lightning Arranger, was a device for arranging orchestrations and transposing music. Rapoport said his device arranges music mathematically, the way music is arranged. It works by turning a wheel on the device, which in turn reveals the appropriate information on another part of the cardboard unit. It sells for $6 and was manufactured for him by a New Jersey company. The arranger comes with a booklet that explains chord progression, provides instructions for transposing and outlines chord structure. It claims to be a simplified method for arranging orchestrations. Literature on the device claims it's good for musicians, arrangers of music, band and choir directors, orchestra leaders, music instructors, supervisors, students of music, singers, accompanists, music teachers, beginners and composers.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Illustrated by CCarey Cloud and Harold BLentzThe Illustrated Pop-Up EditionPleasure Books, Inc..Chicago.1934
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Illustrated by CCarey Cloud and Harold BLentzThe Illustrated Pop-Up EditionPleasure Books, Inc..Chicago.1934
Price: $150.00

Illustrated boards.  Unpaginated. Frontispiece and in-text black and white illustrations throughout. Three (3) double page pop-ups in fine condition. Measures  9" x 8". Light edgewear covers..
Pals on the Farm
Pals on the Farm
Price: $275.00

Diarama-style childrens book w Eight (8) die-cut movable animals A 9 x 11 ½ heavy card stock fold-out diorama-style barnyard scene. Includes eight (8) different easel back, mechanical animals, each with a printed verse. They are Wooley the Sheep, Gobbie the Turkey, Dobbin the Farm Horse, Hissie the Goose, Gruntie the Pig, Sheep the Dog, Rex the Pony and Mooey the Cow. Complete. Cover wear with original price in grease pencil. Interior in excellent condition.
Ruth Upham (Illustrator) Walking Paper Doll Family. Saalfield No. 1074.Akron OH.1934
Ruth Upham (Illustrator) Walking Paper Doll Family. Saalfield No. 1074.Akron OH.1934
Price: $300.00

A rather unusual uncut book with an affluent family of six, plus a nurse for the children and Bim the cat and Pal the dog.   Each of the punch-out characters  has only one leg attached with a second to be attached according to instructions using a needle and thread.  This allows the dolls to both "stand alone" and "walk".  Total of three (3) character pages and four (4) costume pages.   All of the costumes and accessories were designed to give the appearance of wealth and privilege  to the degree of each child's costume is holding a different toy.  Unique in many ways the characters are quite tall, Father is 15" tall.  The book measures 15 3/4" x 10". .
Our Peepshow. Ernest Nister.London.1897
Our Peepshow. Ernest Nister.London.1897
Price: $400.00

Unpaginated. Introduction by F.E. Weatherly. c1897. Three (3) double page pop-ups including Neddys Friends (farm scene), Bunny-kin Town, and Wild Indians. The first scene has creases in donkey's head and dog leashes at fold. Second (center) pop-up detached (pulled away from staples) from book, but present. Cover and edge wear from handling. Light warping on cover. Measures 7" x 7 1/2".
European Pocket Time-Keeper complete with instructions and protective sleeve. J. W. Delamere & Do..New York.1865
European Pocket Time-Keeper complete with instructions and protective sleeve. J. W. Delamere & Do..New York.1865
Price: $400.00

A 3 3/4" x 2 5/8" card with a ring on a string the is to be repositioned across a line of months.  The card is to be positions so the A flap faces the sun to create a shadow line.  If properly aligned the string will point to the correct time of day.  Unfortunately the device can only be used with sun light. Reverse is blank except for patent information. Also includes two fold instruction sheet and original slip case with applied label reading "European Pocket Time-keeper". .
The Little Showman's Series No. 2 - Spring.  1884
The Little Showman's Series No. 2 - Spring. 1884
Price: $700.00

A 13 5/8" x 10 1/2" applied litho on board book with a single page including a three-tier pop-up scene --a cradle and little girl  in the forward tier rock to and fro. Illustrated by Charles Howard.  Rhyming verse at base is titled "Spring- How We Amuse Ourselves in Doors".  The pop-up theme is relevant to the verse. Back cover promotes a new Object Teach Book by McLoughlin with illustrations from a sample page.
Eugen Reichenbach. Lustige Gesellschaft. Theo Strosfer.Nurnberg.1894
Eugen Reichenbach. Lustige Gesellschaft. Theo Strosfer.Nurnberg.1894
Price: $950.00

Unnumbered pages.  Cloth on board with applied chromolithograph . Eight (8) rhyming stories, each accompanied by a changing view picture puzzle.  All mechanisms functioning.  Few changing view pages pulled away from text block. Measures 12 3/4" x 10" ..
A. Meenut, etc. A collection of 12 hand colored lithographs-- each with a door that opens often revealing one or more people - risqué! . a Paris.Paris.c1831
A. Meenut, etc. A collection of 12 hand colored lithographs-- each with a door that opens often revealing one or more people - risqu! . a Paris.Paris.c1831
Price: $1,000.00

A grouping of twelve hand colored lithographs each with a movable element; mostly doors or related items.  Each depicts a somewhat innocent scene and a relevant benign caption (in French).  When the door is opened it often reveals one or two people in a somewhat compromised or unexpected scene.  Eight (8) scenes approx. 10" x 8" with varying sized margins; four (4) smaller format. .
Light - c1940s - A Diorama Created by a 4th Grader
Light - c1940s - A Diorama Created by a 4th Grader
Price: $1,100.00

Handmade Diorama or Pop-up Book Created by a child as a school project.  Titled Light by John Crocker c1940s. Includes three (3) of four (4) original multi-dimensional pop-ups hand cut and water colored scenes constructed to demonstrate the evolution of light through the ages. These scenes include: Scene 1. Prehistoric Man Torch depicts prehistoric men in dimensional cave setting; one holds a torch; the other writes hieroglyphs of sorts. Scene 3. Pioneer Home depicts a dimensional log cabin setting; pioneer woman pouring hot wax in a candle mold, while a candle burns on the table. Decorated in early American style. Scene 4. Edisons Laboratory Incandescence Light depicts the interior of what most likely the Menlo Park laboratory; Thomas Edison seated at a table, feverishly at work in a room illuminated with incandescent light. Shelves are lined with scientific supplies and instruments. Measures 9 x 12. Paper cover with applied lettering. Cover and edge wear. Unfortunately one scene is not present. .
Pantomime Pictures; "A Novel Colour Book for Children" NO. 635. Nister.London.1896
Pantomime Pictures; "A Novel Colour Book for Children" NO. 635. Nister.London.1896
Price: $1,100.00

Introduction by E. Weatherly and black and white in-text illustrations by E. S. Hardy.  Fanciful cover illustration "The Queen of the Bird Fairies', originally from book "Peeps into Fairyland".  Verses include Pantomime Picture, Billy Amos, Hero.,A Little Boy's Pocket, The Other Donkey, Pussycat Street,  How the Letter was Posted, The Brave Circus Boy, Polite Polly and  Honey Pot Farm.   Includes five (5) double page pop-ups.  One text page detached, but present. Edge soiling on pages from handling. Edge of end paper front cover lacking.  Measures 12 1/2" x 10"..