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Kubasta Columbus 1960 Pop-up book - Mint in original packaging

Kubasta Columbus 1960 Pop-up book - Mint in original packaging
Kubasta - still in original wrapping

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Mint in original packaging

How Columbus Discovered America
Illustrations by Vojtěch Kubašta

Westminster Books
Bancroft & Co, Westminster, London

Condition: Mint - removed only for photos. top of original bag is carefully slit for removal
The pop-up is also in perfect condition. Includes original bag with original cardboard hang tag and advertisement (see below)

First English edition - In 1960 Bancroft began packaging 12 of Kubasta's large tri-fold pop-up boks and called them "the Panascopic series"*, "Bancroft was the first Western publisher to market Kubasta's books, which were eventually translated into 37 languages" (Grolier). Grolier Club, "One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature", 93.

13 by 9 inches, heavy cardboard with cloth
hinges. Pop-up image size: 39 x 27 x 27 cm.

Moveable wheel on front cover, showing a map of the world .
8 pages of text.followed by a double page pop-up of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria with elaborate threaded masts.

Included in the original packaging for Kubasta's Panoscopic pop-up books was an advertising flyer for all the books in the series at the time. The ad states:
"Panascopic Model Books: 12 1/4 x 9; 14 pages; These beautifully colored stand-up books have eight large pages of original story and a unique 3-fold board cover with stand-up picture model in full color. Each of these models also has animation: 305, Circus Life; 303 In the Jungle; 308 An American Indian Camp; 302, On the Farm; 304, Ricky the Rabbit; 302, Christopher Columbus; 306, A Christmas Crib; 307, Father Christmas; 309, Prelude to Christmas; 310 Noah's Ark; 311, Marco Polo; 312, The Castle Tournament"

references: Pop-ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992) from the Collection of Ellen G.K. Rubin


Product Code: K-43

Kubasta Columbus 1960 Pop-up book - Mint in original packaging