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Lustige Gesellschaft - Rare GERMAN EDITION of Ernest Nister’s Touch and go - A Book of Transformation Pictures

Nister - Touch and go - A Book of Transformation Pictures

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German (Nister) movable transformation book

Publisher: Theodor Stroefer, 1894

Author: Eugen Reichenbach

(12 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches; 317 x 250 mm.).

Eight chromolithographed transformation pictures.

Illustrated with 8 chromolithographic slatted plates that change the picture when a tab at the bottom is pulled. Each transformation is in excellent working condition with no missing pieces and no tears.

This is the very rare German edition of Ernest Nister’s Touch and go - A Book of Transformation Pictures German editions of Nister’s books published by Theo Stroefer's Kunstverlag in Nuremberg are rarely found. At the time only a portion of the Nister press run was translated into German for simultaneous publication for the German market through Stroefer’s children’s book program.*

Condition: Excellent – original boards and binding fine. All movables complete, original and working. 3 pulls have been replaced. Some tearing around tabs. Some pages re-attached. See photos. (Note - faint grey diagonal lines are camera reflection from window screen, not part of book)

Collectors Corner:

Nister’s company is credited with having invented is the dissolving picture technique used in this book.

Theodor Stroefer worked closely with Ernest Nister. Stroefer had a strong children’s book publishing program, strongly influenced by English publishers who he was already re-publishing in Germany.

In 1893 Stroefer moved his publishing house to Nuremberg and intensified his cooperation with the Art Institute of Graphic reproductions of Ernst Nister (1842-1909).

Stroefer died in 1927 and was buried at the Nuremberg St. John's Cemetery


· Peeps into Nisterland : a guide to the children's books of Ernest Nister. [Julia Hunt; Frederick Hunt] page 291


Product Code: N-98