Aus dem Leben; Lustiges Ziehbilderbuch. Lothar Meggendorfer.
Aus dem Leben; Lustiges Ziehbilderbuch

Aus dem Leben; Lustiges Ziehbilderbuch

Munich: Verlag Braun & Schneider, ca 1883. Second edition. Hardcover. Unpaginaged. 32.5 x 23.5 cm. Pop-up book, eight full-page chromolithographed plates, each with a movable tab to set the scene in motion, the last lever moves side to side rather than up and down. "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....the mechanisms and operations of Meggedorfer's books - not to mention the originality of the figures -- are far superior to any others published before or since. The devices that operated the various figures in his books consisted of a series of inter-connecting cardboard levers sandwiched between the coloured illustration on the front of the oblong leaf and the dummy pasted behind it. The animated limbs and heads were cut-out models on the front of the picture, and moving the tab set the whole scene in motion [see: HAINING, Movable Books, pp.65-73]. Small stain upper front cover fore-edge, light staining to heads of a few text pages, movable pages clean and fresh. Orig. publisher's pictorial boards in a multitude of colors, black cloth spine. Very good. Item #22196

Price: $1,900.00

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