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Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books, Edith and Milly's Housekeeping
Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books, Edith and Milly's Housekeeping
Price: $50.00

6 leaves and 6 leaves of color illustrations plates. Yellow illustrated litho covers. Tells the story of Milly and Edith as they explore an ornate dollhouse that Milly got for her birthday. Illustrations are detailed and rich in color. Under each plate is printed “Kronheim & Co, London.”  Joseph Martin Kronheim (1810–1896) was a German-born lithographer and wood engraver known for founding Kronheim & Co. and working with George Baxter to create the ‘Baxter process’ of creating prints, which used zinc instead of wood blocks, which reduced the amount of time needed to complete prints, but resulted in a less shiny finish. Date comes from inscription on cover, however there is also a publisher's advertisement on the back cover which cites a review dated December 1865. A part of the Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books series. Measures 10 1/2"x 9"
Burges Johnson Pictorial Review Theater - Cut-out Play No. IV - Cinderella with narrative and stage instructions.. Pictorial Review.New York.Feb. 1914
Burges Johnson Pictorial Review Theater - Cut-out Play No. IV - Cinderella with narrative and stage instructions.. Pictorial Review.New York.Feb. 1914
Price: $65.00

Two (2) 16" x 11" sheets from the Feb. 1914 edition of  Pictorial Review.  Grace G. Drayton Illustrator. The first page is seven (7) captioned characters from Cinderella to be cut out.  Self stands. On the previous page is the narrative for “Cinderella - A Story Play to Accompany the Cut-out Pictures on the Opposite Page”.  Written in two scenes with extensive dialogue and stage directions for each character.  This is followed by a note beginning Dear Children: Here is your chance to play "Cinderella" in a real theater, with Actor people to move about on a real stage"...   The reverse of the character page  has an advertisement and instructions on how to acquire the actually Pictorial Review theater for the price of One Dollar.. Irregular margins.
Punch and Judy Die Cut Embossed Die-cut Story Scrap. ..1890s
Punch and Judy Die Cut Embossed Die-cut Story Scrap. ..1890s
Price: $115.00

Tells one of the classic Punch and Judy stories in a die cut.multi-panel picture book.  The story is meant to be read through a series of windows reading left to right. The story starts with several small children surround a toy theater. Each subsequent second is the stage of the toy theater. There are ten scenes shown with small text descriptions of each one. The story starts of with Punch and Judy happily holding their baby while their dog, Toby, looks on. As the story progresses, various other classic characters show up, such as the policeman, the doctor, and Joey the Clown. The last scene show him meeting a ghost, where on his knees Punch claims "I'll never do it again, Mr. Ghost!" In each section the characters are shown in colorful outfits and props and sections of the back ground have been cutout to emphasize the action in the foreground. Embossed die-cut scrap story sheet. Measures 8 3/4" x 2 1/2"..
Nancy Pritchard White Nursery Rhyme Puppet Book. Jack Built Toy Mf'g Co..Los Angeles.1957
Nancy Pritchard White Nursery Rhyme Puppet Book. Jack Built Toy Mf'g Co..Los Angeles.1957
Price: $175.00

An 11" x  13" litho on press board spiral bound book.  Edited and Illustrated by Florence and Bob Dalton,   There is  one die-cut stage page with proscenium on the front  and directions  for use on the reverse or “the behind the scenes”.  There are also eight (8) quarter page nursery rhymes pages with the verse on the left pages and an image of the backs of the heads of the audience on the right.  The stage is designed with three slots to insert the base of the stick puppets.  It includes 16 stick actors and prop puppets with a die-cut  character(s) on top of each stick. They are stored in captioned slots on the inside front cover that also displays instructions.  .  The verses include Little Miss Muffett, Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Hickory, Dickory, Dock, Jack Be Nimble, Georgie Porgie, Little Bo-Peep, and Hey, Diddle Diddle.  Night scene on back inside cover.    . Scuffing and surface wear. Complete.
16 Handcolored Puppets - Hamlet & Der Freischultz. ..c1870
16 Handcolored Puppets - Hamlet & Der Freischultz. ..c1870
Price: $200.00

Two partial sets of theatre puppets, c1870, each with wooden base and extension wires for placement in a theatre scene.  They are from Hamlet and Der Freischultz. Each character is identified on the reverse as to performance..
 Movie Theatre for 'Fighting with Buffalo Bill', A Package of Fun and Entertainment for Children. Jacobsen Hodgkinson Corporation.New York.c1926
Movie Theatre for 'Fighting with Buffalo Bill', A Package of Fun and Entertainment for Children. Jacobsen Hodgkinson Corporation.New York.c1926
Price: $300.00

An uncut paper movie theatre with the characters from "Fighting with Buffalo Bill" a 1926 American Western film serial (totaling over four hours) staring Wallace MacDonald, Edmund Cobb and Elsa Benham.  The paper theatre consists of the original carrying envelope, a movie theatre set with a curtain, a landscape  background, one sheet of characters, and one single fold instruction page that includes a verse about men roaming the plains. On the character sheet there nine characters that one can cut out a and fold at the dotted line in order to make them stand on their own. Of these nine characters, four stand-alone men, one stand-alone woman, three men on horses (two of which are Native Americans) and one man standing behind a teepee. The scenes and curtains are in black and white. The characters are black and white images from photographs, presumably of the characters from the movie.  The envelope the movie theatre comes in, incorrectly states that there are 10 characters to play with. This was presumably a printing mistake as the 10 has been crossed out and a 9 was written in. 4 black and white pages, all pages are uncut. Measures 12 3/4" x 10 1/2". Unfortunately this film is now considered to be 'lost film' (a film that is no longer known to exist in any studio archive, private collection, or public archive).