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Novelty! Metamorphoses picture book - Antique movable slice flap book

Novelty! Metamorphoses picture book - Antique movable slice flap book
Metamorphoses picture book - Antique movable slice flap book

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Novelty! Metamorphoses picture book

No publishing information except Printed in Germany, circa
1890's. Unusual, no other copies online.

10.5" X 7"

Besides the cover and back cover, This book consists of 8 pages - some divided into thirds so that you can make many changing figures. See pictures. 10 pages total including covers.

Paper book. Cover and first page is loose from book. Slight chipping. Clara has written her name in pencil in nineteenth century script.

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Collectors Corner:

The cheap paper metamorphosis-changing flap booklets that were produced in Germany during the late 19th century were primarily intended as novelties or amusements for children and adults alike. These booklets often featured whimsical illustrations of animals or people that could be mixed and matched by flipping different sections of the pages, creating new and humorous combinations. Some of the booklets were produced with different covers or packaging but contained the same interior illustrations. The illustrations in these booklets were often created by well-known artists of the time, who were commissioned to produce them for publishers. They were meant to be entertaining and fun and were often marketed as educational tools as well, with illustrations sometimes depicting various species of animals or showing different occupations and activities. The production of these booklets declined in the early 20th century, as other forms of entertainment, such as cinema and radio, began to gain popularity.

It's difficult to determine how many variations of these paper metamorphosis booklets were produced in Germany during the late 19th century, as many were likely produced by smaller, local publishers who may not have kept comprehensive records. Additionally, many of these fragile paper booklets have been lost or destroyed over time, making it even harder to determine how many variations there were. However, based on available information and surviving examples, it's clear that there were several different versions of these booklets.

Product Code: A-41

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