The Favourite Picture Book - tissue paper antique pop-up book with fine pop-ups, version #2

Favourite Picture Book Antique tissue pop-up book
The Favourite Picture Book. c.1906 tissue pop-ups antique movable book

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The Favourite Picture Book. DRGM 247833 D.R.P angem, 1911*

A very exciting find - a second unseen version of the other "Favourite Picture Book" that we have listed.

12 unnumbered pages, 13" X 8" - 34 cm, colored illustrations, and 6 pop-ups - Printed in Germany

This wondrous book boasts six expansive and breathtaking double-spread honeycomb tissue paper pop-ups, each a marvel of artistry and craftsmanship. The honeycomb is achieved by raising a circular, spiral-cut layer that you see through.

All 6 pop-ups are in perfect UN-torn condition, an amazing find for a children's book over 100 years old.
Spine is in poor shape but the book is intact. Modern-day (non staining) tape was added at some point to reinforce seams inside - see photos

Collector's Corner:
Publication date taken from Movable Stationary Volume 19 | Number 1 says circa 1906 for this book - but - We have uncovered two more versions of this book with similar D.R.G.M. stamps on the front bottom cover of the second and third books in the series.

Books in this series: ( 1911 & 1912) - All available on this site

All three books in the series were registered with the same design registration number (DGRM 247833), which suggests that they were produced by the same publisher

1 - The Favourite Picture Book - image of Boy holding a book DGRM 247433 (People scenes)
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The Favourite Picture Book - image of People riding an Elephant DGRM 247833 (Animal Scenes)
3 - Untitled - Clown and Ducks on cover DGRM 247833 (Circus scenes)

vintagepopupbooks.com has acquired all three of these books. The second two are unrecorded and we know of no other copies. Read and see photos about each one under either the "Books For Sale" tab if available or under the "Virtual Museum" tab if sold.

Dating these books: This particular D.R.G.M. 247833 patent was awarded in 1911

Note: All 3 books have A standing bear in a circle on the front right below; this may refer to a publisher / printer in Berlin.

Collector's Corner:

There is disagreement among sources regarding the exact meaning of the acronym "D.R.G.M." Some sources suggest that it stands for "Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster," while others suggest that it stands for "Deutsches Reichs Gebrauchs Musterschutz." Both of these terms refer to types of intellectual property protection in Germany that are similar to patents. In most references, The acronym "D.R.G.M." stands for "Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster," which roughly translates to "German Reich Registered Design." The D.R.G.M. registration was used in Germany from 1891 to 1949 to protect the intellectual property rights of inventors and manufacturers.
The registration process was similar to a patent, but less expensive and provided a lower level of protection. D.R.G.M. registration provided a legal framework for protecting the design of a product, rather than its function or technology. This allowed manufacturers and publishers to protect their designs and products from being copied by competitors, without having to pay the high fees associated with obtaining a full patent.
Products and books made in Germany during this time period may have been stamped with the D.R.G.M. designation to indicate that they were registered with the German government. This mark would have provided legal protection for the design of the product, but would not have been a guarantee of quality or authenticity.

If there is a number after DRGM you can narrow down the publication date - see the chart on this website, it's invaluable for helping to date some of your German books https://www.porcelainmarksandmore.com

The acronym "D.R.P." or "DRP" stands for "Deutsches Reichspatent," which translates to "German Reich Patent." It was introduced in 1877 and was used to indicate that a product or design was protected by a German patent.
Before the introduction of the D.R.P. system in 1877, various states within Germany issued their own patents. The introduction of the D.R.P. system provided a standardized national patent system that applied to all of Germany, rather than just individual states.
Publishers and manufacturers who could afford to obtain a German patent could stamp their products with the D.R.P. mark to indicate that their designs or products were protected by a national patent. This would have provided legal protection for their intellectual property rights and prevented others from copying their products without permission.

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


Product Code: P-11

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