FAO Schwarz Holiday Collection - 1920 - 1948 - A Pop-up Treasury
Hard Cover - 1st edition - First printing - Limited Edition.
Famous pop-up artist Ron Van Der Meer designed this pop-up book exclusively for FAO Schwarz in 1997. Not many were printed and this book is becoming very difficult to find, especially in fine condition. We bought several copies in New York that year and all copies have been stored away since then - unused and unopened.
This marvelous pop up book features one large pop-up of a carousel ride and 6 actual gold stringed removable paper ornaments based upon FAO's Christmas catalogue covers of 1920, 1929, 1939, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, and 1948. (It is interesting to note that three of those covers (at least) have been recreated as glass ornaments by Radko: 1920, 1929, and 1939.)
Also includes the original 6 page booklet featuring the cover of a 1920 FAO Christmas Catalog that came with this book.
Closed, the book measures 11" square. The carousel, when opened up, stands 8" tall.
Book, booklet, and ornaments are mint in the same condition that they were sold in back in 1997 and unused.