Raphael Tuck - Panorama book - complete and unpunched! "The Three Little Kittens" Extra Fine

Raphael Tuck - Panorama book - unpunched! "The Three Little Kittens
Raphael Tuck - Panorama book - fine and unpunched! "The Three Little Kittens" Extra Fine

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

Issued by Raphael Tuck & Sons as part of Father Tuck’s “Panorama” Series.

Small octavo (4.8 by 3 inches)

Rare antique "punch out then pop-up" toy book - FINE - Hard to find in any condition. This one is still well bound ad has all it's pictures and tabs. They have never been punched out. Everything is there, including the instructions and the story text. Best condition that we have seen.

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 panoramic book “has an embossed chromo lithographed cover, a page of assembly instructions on the inside front wrapper, four pages of text, and a six-leaf accordion fold (comprised of five chromo lithographed leaves of figures to cut out and a leaf of green punch-out bases)”.-- Costen Children's library.

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: (The 2 below 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-15B