Nah und Fern. Ein Tierbilderbuch zum Ziehen. Lothar Meggendorfer.

Nah und Fern. Ein Tierbilderbuch zum Ziehen

Munich: Verlag Braun & Schneider, ca.1887. Hardcover. Unpaginaged. 32 x 24 cm. Cover title, a pop-up book with eight full-page chromolithographed plates, each with a movable tab to set the scene in motion, all are intact: Der Lowe, Die Schwane, Die Giraffe, das Kalb, Der Papagei, Das Kamel, Die beiden Schweinchen, Der Elefant with verses by Franz Bonn. Collection of animated and sometimes elaborate pictures of animals near and far. Maurice Sendak calls ''Der Papagei'' (The Parrot) ''perhaps one of the most spectacular of all Meggendorfers'' and ''Die Schäwne'' (The Swan) ''one of the loveliest portraits in the Meggendorfer gallery.'' "There is little doubt that the most elaborate and ingenious movables ever produced were those of the German Lothar Meggendorfer (1847-1925) made during the 1880s and 1890s..." [see: HAINING, Movable Books, pp.65-73]. Loss at lower front cover corner, approx. two centimeters. Orig. publisher's pictorial boards in a multitude of colors, black cloth spine renewed. Very good. Item #21323

Price: $2,300.00

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