Ferienzeit Auf Dem Lande
This is the German edition of "On The Farm" Dean & Son's 1899 scenic series (see collector's corner below)
Published by : Verlag von Carl Hirsch Konstanz Germany and Emmishofen Switzerland
No date, but research* indicates it was published in 1899.
One large 4 - Layered detailed die-cut pop-up in center depicting cows, ducks, chickens, and pigs in the country
Circa: 1899 - no copyright date - but see below*
Fine. No writing, no tears, some wear to binding but still tightly
bound. The Pop-up scene is perfect. There is some browning on the back cover. There is a small
name neatly written in pencil on the front cover.
rare Dean & Son pop-up book, no other copies online but a collector friend in the UK was kind enough to photograph his copy of the English version pictures below in collector's corner.
We could find no record of this book other than 2 actual listings for it in 1900 and 1903 book
reference guides. (see below*).
Ppage 808 in Vierteljahrs-katalog der neuigkeiten des deutschen buchhandels nach den ...By J. C. Hinrichs Verlag on page (Which translates to: Quarter-year catalog of the German book trade news).
The reference book reviews German books published that quarter. Since
this reference book was dated 1900 - actual entry says Ferienzeit auf dem Lande, gr, 4°. (9 S. m, z, Tl. färb. Abbildgn. u. 4 ausgestanzten Vis» bildern zum Aufstellen.) Konstanz, C. Hirsch. g, 4 °. (9 p. m, z, Tl colorless. Abbildgn. Punched and 4 colored pictures for display.) Konstanz C. Hirsch
Another book (printed in German in 1903) entitled (translated):
Christian Gottelob Kayser’s
Books encyclopedia containing all of 1750 to the end of the year 1832-
1902 in Germany and neighboring countries, printed books) complete, also references this book on page 201: Ferienzeit auf dem Lande. 4. (9 S. m. Abb. u. 4 ausgestanzten Buntbildern.) Konstanz 1900. C. Hirsch
We assume that the 4 colored pictures for display
indicated in these references refer to the 4 colored pictures that
make up the pop-up display in the center of the book (it is a 4 picture
A wonderful opportunity to own an exceedingly rare antique pop-up book in fine condition.
Image provided by another collector of the English Title:
See other listings on our website for #4 of this series. Our copy of Cinderella is in English and marked “Dean & Son, Limited" Fleet Street.
Only the first one (this one in English), Visit To The Farm, is listed in
Montanaro but research finds
that there were 4 books published in this series*:
#1 Visit To the Farm
#2 Red riding Hood
#3 Three Bears
*The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record of British and Foreign Literature, Volume 73 - 1900 - page 423