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Raphael Tuck - Panorama book - unpunched! "The Three Little Kittens

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The Three Little Kittens : Father Tuck's Panorama Series - fair

Issued by Raphael Tuck & Sons between 1907 and 1910*, as part of Father Tuck’s “Panorama” Series. Printed in Bavaria.

Small octavo (4.8 by 3 inches)

Raphael Tuck and sons London- First Edition* 1907

FIRST EDITION PANORAMA BOOKS had date based on the opening of Tuck’s Berlin and Montreal offices in 1907 and imprint’s wording (“Their Majesties The King & Queen…”), which was used until 1910 (cf. Whitton, B. & M., Collector’s Guide to Raphael Tuck & Sons, p. 6).

Rare antique "punch out then pop-up" toy book - FINE - Hard to find in any condition. This one has all it's pictures and tabs. They have never been punched out. Everything is there, including the instructions and the story text. Old tape holds some of the pages together. One cat is missing par of his leg. There is tear in the clothes line scene. All stands there but 2 are loose. As such, priced for fair condition.

Embossed chromolithograph card cover, text pages, concertina folded chromolithograph sheets includes punch out die-cut figures of cats and 10 punch out stands.

Collector's Corner:

Each little book in this series consists of the cover, then 1 page of detailed assembly instructions, "How to Make Each Figure Stand Separately and Form Innumerable Tableaux."Next are 4 story text pages, then 5 chromolithographed panels of figures folded accordion style and opening to 15”. Finally there is a page of stands that the child can mount their toys on after punching them out. These little books were published without a conventional back cover – The plain gray stands on the last leaf serves as the book's lower wrapper.

These little books were first issued by Raphael Tuck & Sons between 1907 and 1910, as part of Father Tuck’s “Panorama” Series. They are shown sold separately as well as all together in a blue and red box entitled " Father Tuck's Picture Land Panoramas" in a 1932 Raphael Tuck catalog. Other titles in this series (most of which are viewable in the "Books for Sale" or "Virtual Museum" section of this website) include:

Listed in 1932 Raphael Tuck catalog:

#7000 - Feathered Friend
#7001 - Buttercup Farm
#7002 - Robinson Crusoe
#7003 - Little Red Riding Hood
#7004 - Cinderella
#7005 - The Three Little Kittens
#7006 - Little Snow White
#7007 - Beauty and The Beast
#7008 - Off For The Holidays

Not in the 1932 catalog: (These latter two were 1908 advertising promotional giveaways by Hutzler Brothers which was a Baltimore, MD department store.)

Forest and Jungle
The Toy Army

All books are returnable within 10 days of receipt if not delighted for any reason.

Product Code: T-15