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Rare CZECH Humberto Large panoscopic Pop-up Circus

Rare Humberto Pop-up Circus book

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Humberto (Circus)

Created by Czech illustrator Vladimír Kovařík (1913 - 1982)

1960's panoscopic style pop-up with large pop-up.

Condition: Good - see photos. String is still intact! The loose acrobat is still there! The free swinging acrobat, being a loose piece, is usually missing. Note: Part of one of her arms has been replaced with an exact match. Otherwise excellent pop-up. Book as shown - good a bit bumpy - slight wear to corners couple spots on front - see photos..

Note about Humberto - Due to being similar in style, this pop-up is often confused as a Kubasta. It appears to be a deliberate copy of Kubasta's large panoscopic style pop-ups. The size as well as the method of splitting into the middle, and the technical property of the pops closing into one another are similar techniques.

We were able to get confirmation from Kubasta's estate that Humberto was NOT done by Kubasta.

Collector's Corner:

Vladimír Kovařík was a Czech illustrator and graphic designer born on October 17, 1913, in the town of Písek, in what is now the Czech Republic. He is best known for his intricate and detailed illustrations of children's books, which he created during the 1950s and 1960s. Kovařík studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague from 1933 to 1939. After completing his studies, he worked as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator, and painter. In the 1950s, he began illustrating children's books.

All books are returnable within 10 days of receipt if not delighted for any reason.

Product Code: K-14