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Capendu movable slice flap book - Album A Transformations Animaux Travestis - Capendu - 1930
Rare Capendu French Movable Slice Flap book from the 1930's
Album a Transformations : Animaux Travestis.
Illustrator: Jean Matet (1870-1936)
Publisher: Paris : A.C. Editeur ( A. Capendu) 
4to (9 1/2 x 9") 23 cm x 23 cm
Stiff pictorial wraps, slight edge wear, Closed tear on back cover - Complete, well bound, no markings or tears to movable flap pages. VG
This book is a transformable picture book, featuring various animals dressed up in different costumes and settings. The reader can flip the pages to create different combinations of the animals and their costumes.
A slice book with 6 col. metamorphosis plates cut into 3 horizontal strips, featuring humanized animals in whimsical clothing.
This book is listed in Listed in:
La Librairie française: catalogue géneral des ouvrages parus Volume 1 issue 2 - 1933
Jean Matet was a French illustrator and designer known for his high-quality work in children's books. He worked primarily in the early to mid-twentieth century, producing illustrations and designs for publishers such as A. Capendu. Matet's work often involved whimsical and playful characters, and he was known for his attention to detail and use of vibrant colors. Many of his illustrations were published in the form of fragile booklets that were easily damaged or destroyed with use. It is rare to find this book intact.
Other books in this series:
Le Cirque Tsim Boum Boum: album a transformations (1930)
The book is centered around a circus theme, with humanized animal performers in whimsical clothing and various circus scenes.