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G. Loewensohn pop-up
1880's Theatrical Picture Pop-up "Awake Sleeping Beauty", by G. Loewensohn

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Awake Sleeping Beauty – Rare 1880’s theatrical pop-up

No information printed on the book itself but research shows that it was published in the 1880’s by Gustav Loewensohn in Fureth Germany. (See Collectors Corner at the bottom of this page)

12" X 10" aprox. 30 X 26 cm

4 level diorama "pop-up" scene is in wonderful shape and pops up perfectly with all original parts and original blue tabs. See photos.

Very good condition for an exceedingly rare and important Löwensohn.

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Collectors Corner:

The original Theatrical Picture Book had four pull down scenes - Poor Robinson (Robinson Crusoe), A Rare Cat (Puss in Boots), Too Much Talking is Hurtful (Little Red Riding Hood), and Awake, Sleeping Beauty. Cited in Russell 1881 Vol 4 and 1894 Vol 16, a theater picture book of publisher Löwensohn. The names of the scenes in the German edition are:
Der arme Robinson, Der gestiefelte Kater, Rothkäppchen und Dornröschen.

According to the Movable Book Society Newsletter from August, 2007, “The four separate scenes came on the market at the same time, under their own titles, as card-covered, double spreads, most likely to increase the profits! The Poor Robinson that puzzled Ann Montanaro and is, therefore, one of those separately published scenes - all of which are now very rare.”

Others in the series:

“A Rare Cat” was pictured in the Metropolitan Museum Of Art Bulletin in May of 1971.


Product Code: A-65

Antique Vintage Movable Book