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Dean's New Surprise Picture Books Darling Bright Eyes Living Nursery Rhymes movable book - Dean & Son - complete beautiful condition

Dean's New Surprise Picture Books Darling Bright Eyes Living Nursery Rhymes movable book newly treated with Moving Pictures
Dean's New Surprise Picture Books Darling Bright Eyes Living Nursery Rhymes movable book - excellent complete condition


 
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Dean's New Surprise Picture Books Darling Bright Eyes Living Nursery Rhymes movable book newly treated with Moving Pictures

London, Dean & Sons 160A Fleet Street Circa 1879

9" X 7.25" By Mrs. JM Wells

The 6 movable pages are in excellent all original complete working condition. Pages are not chipping, covers are bright and clean as shown in photos. Tabs are original. Wonderful condition for one of Dean;s most scarce movable's.

Collector's Corner:
Interesting very large type id used throughout this book.
There is a warning at the beginning of the book: "Recollect that paper is not iron. Hold down the picture flat in the book (not loose) before pulling the shafts down or pushing them up,and the movement will work well and last long, and give four times the delight of an ordinary toy book. Also, if in reading the rhymes to very young children the action be imparted to the picture when at the proper place in the verse, the interest of the child is intensified as the author and artist have found by experience."

There were 3 or 4 books in this series:

Darling Bright Eyes Living Nursery Rhymes
Living Picture Nursery Rhymes
Little Folks Living Picture Nursery Rhymes
Possibly: Punch And Judy with new living colors

The author of all 4 of the above books, JM Wells stated in The Christmas Bookseller, 1880, page 250:
" I feel sure that the books will sell well if I judge from the great pleasure the original pictures gave to the children, who asked me to show them over and over again, and so many friends have asked to posses copies."
$1,250.00


Product Code: D-26

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