Les Clowns Au Cirque - Movable
Author: Pierre Delcourt
Capendu Editeur Paris – Librarie Enfantine Illustree
G. Loewensohn Imp. Fuerth (on back cover)
Consisting of 5 unnumbered leaves (incl. title) with 4 French texts accompanied by 4 col. lithogr. plates *with movable parts*. 8vo, orig. col. lithogr. pictorial cloth-backed boards. 8.5” X 6.5
Very early Capendu - Movable pull-tab book depicting 4 scenes - clowns and a woman training dogs. The scene with the woman training dogs has two pull tabs, one for her and one for the dogs.
Complete - All movables are complete and working.
See photos – some tape on edges and last movable has a tear. Pages are loose from binding.
Very Scarce - No other copies online or mentioned anywhere for research
Capendu partnered with big international publishers such as Schreiber and G. Löwensohn in Germany, Dean and Tuck in England, and we have even found a Capendu edition of Frederick Warne’s 1890 English language movable book - The Magic Lantern – Struwwelpeter (Slovenly Peter).
This book has the same format and size as PORTRAITS COMIQUES en quatre tableaux. Paris, A. Capendu, [ca. 1890] which also contained 4 movables.