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Die Krippe origianl antique pop-up book - (The Crib) J.F. Schreiber

Die Krippe origianl antique pop-up book - (The Crib) J.F. Schreiber - Fine
Antique Vintage Movable Book Die Krippe by Schreiber

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Die Krippe. - Ein Bilderbuch zum Aufstellen.

Illustrated by: Wagner, Paul Hermann (1852-1937)

Publisher: J.F. Schreiber., Esslingen bei Stuttgart., 1888

According to Hildegard Krahe, This book was created by Paul Hermann Wagner for J.F. Schreiber in 1888.

VG condition, all original with no tears. No missing or torn pieces. All pop-ups are in excellent working order. A mans head has a bend which has a minor reinforcement on the back side. One of the 3 panel cloth spines has been restored.

DIE KRIPPE: A beautiful triptych of three pop-up panels depicting the birth of Christ.

The front cover is a manger scene showing a lovely Mary holding the Christ child while Joseph gazes skyward toward bright streaming rays of light. Four shepherds kneel in adoration with sheep and oxen present. But the wonder of the book becomes evident when opened and the panel boards pulled down the scene becomes a 14 X 33" free standing scene presenting the complete sacred event.

The left panel (as you face the triptych) depicts a stable scene with pop-up sheep, a cow and a man holding his camel.

The panel to the right has a man atop a richly draped camel as an angel holding a palm branch lifts her arm. It is in this center panel that the triptych is focused. But it is an unusual presentation. Joseph and Mary holding the babe are in the background. The four layers of pop-ups depict those in adoration . There are animals, wise men, shepherds and a mother holding doves as her child gazes in wonder toward the child. It is here that you the observer become part of the scene. Like those depicted with their backs toward us looking toward the child we also face the manger scene and become participants in the holy event. The richness of details and color are too complex to adequately describe so please enjoy looking at the photographs.

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Product Code: A101

Antique Vintage Movable Book