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International Circus 1800's original book

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Internationaler Circus – Original 1800's German edition of Lothar Meggendorfer’s International Circus

Verlag von J.F. Schreiber in Esslingen bei Stuttgart, 1887 /1891

Internationaler Circus features rings of pop-ups and 6 fold-downs four tiers deep. The book opens into a semi-circle to show a ring of circus scenes activated by pull-tabs including a 22-piece orchestra, clowns, horse riders, trapeze artists and an audience of 450 individual characters.

Closed 13 x 9 inches; 330 x 225mm; opens out to 13 inches x 6 feet or 330 x 1405mm

Condition details: Near Fine. All pop-up pull-downs are complete and in working shape. All pieces are original and un-torn with only 1 inch of a dancers leg restored and re-attached (see photo). A few minor invisible "supports" were added behind some figures to prevent tears. Colors are bright and clean with minor age browning on the bottoms of pull downs and accordion folds. Boards and binding are in beautiful shape with slight edge-wear at right corners. A magnificent well preserved example of Meggendorfer's Masterpiece.

"It staggers the imagination," says Maurice Sendak. "When it is all assembled, it is ravishing. The color, excitement and delirium of the circus are all there and the three-dimensional effect is breathtaking.... Circus is one of my finest treasures."


Product Code: MEG-3
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