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Rare Slice Book World's Fair of 1867 Souvenir by Haguenthal Movable Book

Small Slice Book World's Fair of 1867 souvenir
Small Slice Book World's Fair of 1867 souvenir movable book

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Small Slice Book World's Fair of 1867 souvenir

16x11 cm, hardcover 8pp with changable images

On title page:
Exposition Universelle De 1867
Tableaux Parlants, Nos Bons Troupiers
Publications Illustrees Pour L’Enfance et la jeunesse

Publisher: Haguenthal, Imprimeaur – Editeur a Point-a-Mousson. (Meurthe)

Quite rare as this is the first “slice” or “transformation” book that we have seen from Haguenthal, apparently created as a souvenir of the 1867 World’s Fair - The International Exposition of 1867 held in France. No other copies are to be found online or in Libraries Worldwide.

Instructions on the second page translate to: NOTE: To follow the subject properly,it is RIGOROUS to flip the pages,successively, one to one, and by NUMERIC ORDER.

Condition - All original, Complete, well bound, and without tears or missing pieces. Boards are somewhat grubby - see photos

Collectors Corner:

Haguenthal - A French Publisher Lithographer best known for paper panoramas and peep-shows. He also created several peepshows for the fair, one of which can be seen on Dick Balzer’s website.

“Haguenthal, Imprimeur-Éditeur à Pont-à-Mousson” which translates to: "Haguenthal, Printer-Publisher in Pont-à-Mousson”was active from 1850-1880 - Élie Haguenthal (1823-1881 ) as listed in the Dictionary of 19th century printer-lithographers. Haguenthal is primarily known for his work in the production of peepshows which he called Panoramas and Dioramas. He made several peepshow souvenirs for the same fair.

Haguenthal operated from Pont-á-Mousson in the Lorraine region of France. He also produced prints, dress up fancy card games, character coloring boards, and all kinds of games. His company was sold in 1880 to Marcel Vogné.

'Paper Peepshows' by Ralph Hyde (2015)
National Archives F18 1992
Dick Balzer https://www.dickbalzer.com/Folding_Paper_Peepshows.672.0.html


Product Code: A-3C