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Dean & Son Antique Vintage Movable pop-up Book House Jack Built
Dean & Son Antique Vintage Movable pop-up Book - The House that jack built

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Dean's Moveable This Is The House That Jack Built

London: Dean & Son, Ludgate Hill 1857, [8] p.: illustrations., English

8 hand-colored movable lithograph illustrations operated by tabs/levers at the bottom of pages.
(8vo) original cloth-backed pictorial boards, advertisements on endpapers

24.5x16.5 cm (9¾x6½")

This very early Dean Moveable contains one our favorite movable Dean Illustrations, a colorful fancy strutting rooster - see photos

Rubbed at extremities but a good copy.
Complete with all movables working. All parts original except for restored rats head on illustration 2.
Wear to boards (see photos) – still well bound with original spine cloth and no loose pages. Pages and edges look very good - fly leaf has slight bit of corner torn off.

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All books returnable within 14 days of receipt if not delighted for any reason

Collector's Corner:
One interesting feature unique to this title is the twisted blue and white sting that the old lady uses around her pig's leg to help tame him on one of the movables.

This book is part of Dean’s Moveable Book Series
Each book in the series had 8 movable plates, Pull tabs that moved 2-3 parts of each image.
The size of each was 11 ½ x 7 ½ inches; 285 x 185mm or 9 ¾” X 6 ¾”
This series was published from 1857 to 1864 and cost 2 schillings each.
They were advertises at the time as "Dean & Son's Series of Two Shilling Coloured MOVEABLE-FIGURE BOOKS, CHANGEABLE SCENE BOOKS, &o. By a mechanical contrivance, the principal Characters move and act in accordance with the incidents of the Story"
Note: According to old book references from the time you could pay an extra shilling(3s) for untearable cloth on some of the titles. It is interesting that the untearable cloth books were more expensive than the moveables.

Collect them all: The first 15 books in the series* were: (Note that quite a few came after this, we are researching all the titles and will report a full - as far as we can find - Dean movable title list to our newsletter subscribers and customers in the future)

Old Mother Hubbard – or The amusing story of old Mother Hubbard and her
wonderful dog or - Mother Hubbard and her dog ( Dean’s moveable book series) #1 - 1857

Cock Robin or – Who killed Cock Robin ( Dean’s moveable book series) #2 - 1857

Red Riding Hood - Dean’s moveable Red Riding Hood or - The history -1857
of Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf ( Dean’s moveable book series) #3

Dog’s dinner Party ( Dean’s moveable book series) #4 -1857

The Book Of Games and Pastimes – or – Child’s Book of Sports and Pastimes ( Dean’s moveable book series) #5 1858 – 8 movable pages

Little Old Woman and her Pig or The amusing story of the little old woman and her obstinate pig / The Funny Old Woman/ Old Woman and her Silver Penny ( Dean’s moveable book series) #6 -1858

Royal Moveable Punch And Judy - ( Dean’s moveable book series) #7 -1858 14" x 9.75" (Note size variation)

The House that Jack Built. ( Dean’s moveable book series) #8 - 1859

The Three Little Kittens that Lost their Mittens ( Dean’s moveable book series) #9 - 1859

Dean’s Moveable ABC - A was an Archer - ( Dean’s moveable book series) #10 – 1859

The story of Ned Nimble and how he built his pretty new house. ( Dean’s moveable book series) - #11 - 1859.

Robinson Crusoe - ( Dean’s moveable book series) #12 – 1860

Pussies Party ( Dean’s moveable book series) #13 - 1861

Cinderella ( Dean’s moveable book series) # 14? -1861 (We have never seen this one but it was advertised as part of the series)

Dean's Moveable Book for Little Volunteers. (How to be a Rifleman.). #15 ? -1861

*First 11 taken from Christian Witness and Congregational Magazine - Volume 1 - Page 23 - 1859

It is also interesting to note that Dean's movable's often varied in actual titles and covers - the moveable's inside were essentially the same however. The example below shows two different covers for Ned Nimble


Product Code: D-12

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