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Three Little Kittens - De Wolfe Fiske & Co. - Movable revolving vovelle cover 1899
DeWolfe, Fiske & Co., Boston, 1899 movable book

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Three Little Kittens

Movable revolving vovelle cover shows 8 different scenes when turned

Publisher : DeWolfe, Fiske & Co., Boston, 1899

Copyrighted by the Niagara Lithograph Company in Buffalo, New York

1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. No date – found in 1899 catalog*

Oblong quarto. Boards with thin cloth spine. Not paginated, (28) pp, ink illustrations.

Excellent Fine condition – see photos

Collectors Corner:

Collect them all:

Very rare, likely published in only one edition. During our 30 years of collecting, we have only seen two. Nevertheless, *according to The Publishers' Trade List Annual, Volume 1 R. R. Bowker Company, 1899 - page 85, there were 6 titles in this series of “Revolving Toy Books” each having a “perforated revolving disk on the cover showing 8 amusing scenes”.
The titles were:

The Night Before Christmas
The Story of The Three Bears
The Story of The Three Little Pigs
The Three Little Kittens (shown here)
The House That Jack Built
Picture Land A, B, C

About the publisher:
DeWolfe, Fiske and Company was founded in Boston in 1880 by Perez Morton DeWolfe and Charles F. Fiske, succeeding the firm Albert W. Lovering . During the 1890's it was well known for its large chromo covered juveniles. From 1905 the firm was renamed DeWolfe and Fiske, at that time it ceased publishing, and became a retail and wholesale book selling business. The firm later became a subsidiary of Chadwick-Miller Inc., of Canton, Massachusetts. - See 'Dictionary of Literary Biography' 49 (1986), p. 119


Product Code: A-60

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