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Dean & Son antique movable surprise book
Transforming Performers with Surprise Pictures - Volume 1 of Dean's surprise picture books - movable antique book


 
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Transforming Performers with Surprise Pictures
Volume 1 of Dean's surprise picture books

London: Dean & Son Publishers & Co., 1874

[12] p., [6] leaves of plates : 20 cm - Six full-color movable plates

Lithography by Emrik & Binger.

The illustrations in this interactive Dean & Son book show amusing transformations of various circus acts as each corner is folded back in turn. These surprise books were also advertised as having “wonderful turn up corners which transforms one picture into 14 or more at will” Basically they are made using flaps which when opened by hand reveal the next scene in the story underneath the first.

Condition: All movables are in beautiful shape complete and working. They are all original without repairs or tears. The binding pages have been very simply restitched - see photos.

Collector’s corner:

This book is quite scarce and the first book published in the Dean’s Surprise Picture Book series.
Collect them all:
Dean’s Surprise Picture Books as listed on the back of this book plus later entries:
1. Transforming Performances (or performers) – 1874
2. Robinson Crusoe – with surprise pictures – 1874
3. Punch and Judy with true account of their marriage with surprise pictures – 1875 (See the French edition available on this website)
4. Little red riding Hood and Cinderella with Surprise Pictures – 1875 ( available on this website)
5. Clown & Pantaloon’s Pantomimic Fun and tricks – 1875 (6 pull tab movables)
6. The Surprise Picture Alphabet – 1875 "An illustrated alphabet with each letter having a diagonal crease that folds to reveals an image for that letter."
7. Surprising Comical Characters -1875
8. More Comical Transforming Characters -1875
9. Dame Wonders Changing Characters -1875
10. Peep Show Picture Book -1875
11. New Puss In Boots with transforming Pictures - 1875

Later on ( circa 1876 )– more surprise picture books came out :

Marriage of Three Little Kittens – Surprise Picture Books - 1876
Riding Sailing & Swinging - Surprise Picture Books -1876
Philip Leslie and his Robin - Surprise Picture Books – 1876




$1,150.00


Product Code: D-8B

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