Very old and beautiful movable book that pre-dates Meggendorfer's first movable!
Pathetic and peaceful scenes. 8 new pictures to life.
PUBLISHED BY THE LIBRARY
J. BONHOURE Y ClA
48, RUE DE LILLE, PARIS
This book was
listed in “Bibliographie de la France” dated
It was listed under books published that year
by R.Schultz, Rue de Rivoli 204
The listing in the bibliographie read:
ESCENAS PATETICAS Y APACIBLES OCBO NOEVOS
CUADROS CON MOVUIIENTO. ENCARTONADO. Prix 7 fr. 50
Translated it reads:
SCENES pathetic and gentle OCBO NEW MOVABLE
TABLES. Hardbound. Prix 7 fr. 50
This book has a title page, 8 pages of text,
and 8 gorgeous colorful movable plates – all of them in complete original
condition with no tears or missing pieces. All movables move perfectly. The original maroon ribbon covered pull
tabs are still there except for the lion scene where the ribbon covering on the tab is missing. Amazingly, all pages are free from chipping with
no tears. A conservator note says that the
book block was reattached using archival linen and the book binding tape was
replaced to match the original red ribbon; otherwise no repairs have been done.One page is loose.
This book is written in Spanish but The 8
movable plates are entitled in 3 languages, Spanish, English, and German. The plates are entitled:
Hide & Seek – (2 boys are hiding in 2
barrels and pop in and out of the barrels as you pull and push the tab)
Playing at Ball – (A boy and a girl each
bounce a ball in the park)
Tiger Hunt – ( A tiger runs with a man in his
mouth while a man jumps out of a bush to shoot at him)
A Combat – (Two soldiers move, one on a horse
with a sword and the other standing with a bayonet – when pulled, the 2 men
fight with their weapons.)
Lion Hunting – ( A lion leaps at a goat while
a hunter jumps from behind a rock to shoot at the lion.)
Crocodile River – ( Men are riding in a boat.
As a croc head comes out of the water, one man raises his hand with a sword)
Rope Dancers – ( A man moves his arm up and
down while a dog jumps to catch a treat. At the same time, a rope dancer waves
Hunting on the Roof – ( A cat jumps from a
window to catch a mouse on the roof while a chimney sweep pops from behind a
chimney to watch.)
It is quite interesting to note that 20 years
after Schultz published this book at 204 Rue de Rivoli Paris, the property was
rented by the famous French impressionist painter Camille Pissarro.
In the winter of 1898, Pissarro decided to rent an apartment in Paris.
In a letter to his son Lucien dated 4th December 1898, Pissarro wrote: 'We have
engaged an apartment at 204 rue de Rivoli, facing the Tuileries, with a superb
view of the Garden, the Louvre to the left, in the background the houses on the
quais behind the trees, to the right the Dôme des Invalides, the steeples of
Ste. Clothilde behind the solid mass of chestnut trees. It is very beautiful. I
shall paint a fine series'.
Product Code: A-18