Tale Friends – Antique un-punched movable book
Fairy Tale Friends with cut-out and stand-up pictures
Saafield Publishing Company Chicago, Ohio & New York
Dating this book:
The Bookseller, Newsdealer and Stationer 1897 Page 246 advertises this and the others in this series of stand up books
[16pp] (9 x 11"). Stiff pictorial wrappers, was staplebound.
8 pages of text and
8 leaves of embossed, full color lithographed die-cut scenes on stiff heavy paper. Each scene comes with a stand to make it stand up.
The 5 stories are:
Hansel & Gretel, Little Red Riding
Hood, Cinderella, Little Snow White & Rosy Red
The child was supposed to cut/punch out the
figures, and use the slots and tabs to make them stand up. Directions printed in the book are as follows: "Directions: Cut-out the illustrations, following the dotted cut lines. Use the green slips for standards, bending at right angles to them the split sections. In the slits insert the illustrations, which will then stand up."
Complete but unbound. Punch-out & stand-up pieces are complete, whole
and intact, never punched out!
There are some separations on 2 of the
pages but still un-punched with no tears and no missing pieces.
Most pages have become unbound but they are
Pages have normal browning around edges but
Cover and title page clipped on right
bottom corner – see photos.
See all the photos for the beautiful
quality of the lithograph punch-outs.
Saalfield Publishing Company published children's books
and other products from 1900 to 1977.
This may well be their first venture into interactive toy
books.The Bookseller, Newsdealer and Stationer 1897 - Page 246 advertises this series of stand up books
The other titles
Tales From Fairyland
The animal world
Fairy tale pictures
Fairy tale friends
At the farm (See this website for a beautiful copy)
Our wild animals.