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Antique Movable Book McLoughlin Brothers PANTOMIME TOY BOOKS: SLEEPING BEAUTY

Antique Movable Book PANTOMIME TOY BOOKS

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New York: McLoughlin Brothers [n.d. ca. 1870's]

[12] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm. -10 inches x 7 1/2 inches

8 pages of text including end papers, with smaller twelve page color flip-book at center that opens to a little theater with six scenes. Overlays attached to center fold each turn to create a new scene.

Color pictorial boards (front & back).

Condition: Binding paper is cracking - edge-wear, foxing, interior scene has some slight paper rubbing/loss on some of the images(see photos) otherwise good with no missing pieces, no writing, everything still bound.

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Collectors Corner:

McLoughlin pirated Dean's Home Pantomime Toy Books (published in the 1870’s) for the American market. The first ones Mcloughlin published using this inside theater flap format such as this were issued in 1882.

About McLoughlin Brothers:

McLoughlin Bros was a New York publisher of books, puzzles, games and paper dolls. Savvy about modern marketing and production, McLoughlin was able to pirate and copyright titles by greats such as Schreiber and Dean & Son for the American market as well as produce their own originals. They were in business from 1828 until 1920 when they were bought out by Milton Bradley, Inc. Milton Bradley continued to use the brand “Mcloughlin brothers”, including the 1930’s 40’s series of pop-up books - "Jolly Jump-Ups" - The McLoughlin division of Milton Bradley shut down during World War II. In 1951, the McLoughlin Bros. brand was bought by New York toy manufacturer Julius Kushner. Some of the the Jolly Jump-Ups were reissued at that time. The imprint was finally sold to Grosset & Dunlap in 1954. Several more Mcloughlin books were issued, but we ceased seeing the imprint by the 1970s.


Product Code: A-10

Vintage movable book 1800's