Dean’s New Scenic Books – No 3. Cinderella – Rare French
version circa: 1860’s
First French edition*, 8 hand-colored lithographed “pop up – pull up” plates
Title: Cendrillon, ou, La petite pantoufle de verre.
Published/Created: Paris : Magnin et fils, 3 rue
Honoré-Chevalier, [ca. 1860’s]
General: 8 leaves with pop-ups : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Dimensions: 10 x 6 7/8 x 5/16 in. (25.4 x 17.5 x 0.8 cm)
8 hand-colored lithographed plates each comprising 3 layer stand up scenes operated by silk ribbons. Dean’s New Scenic series were the first
movable “pop-up” style books by Dean & Son. Dean & Son distributed the
new Scenic Series in France using two French publishers that we are aware of, Guérin-Muller
and Magnin et fils. There were four titles in the series, Aladdin, Robinson
Crusoe, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.
Near Fine condition. All 8 “pop-up’s“ are complete and working.
Of the 24 layers (there are three per page) the small foreground layers - which is one of the 3 on that page is a near perfect replica
restoration. See the foreground pots on scene 1. Ribbons are all original and working
– a couple have been reinforced and one repaired with a tiny piece of period
appropriate matching ribbon – see photo. Cover bright and clean.
Original cloth spine in excellent shape - still well bound with original sewing. Pages two and eight have been reinforced at the seams.
· T The Magnin et fils edition predates a later
edition of this book published in France by Guérin-Muller. We have the Guérin-Muller
edition in our collection as well and will be happy to send images on request. A quick search of google books shows that Magnin & Fils were operating at this address since at least since 1866.For a detailed history See Haining, Movable Books., page 30.