Bible Scenes and Sweet Stories of Old
Pop-up - 1897
Ernest Nister London and New York: E.P.Dutton & Co., no date .
Original cloth-backed pictorial boards, Unpaginated.Printed in Bavaria 868.
5 full-page chromolithographed lift up die cut POP-UP plates. Exceedingly rare title.
According to the Movable Book Society catalog, this Nister was published in 1897
Condition - See photos. All pop-ups complete and in excellent original condition and lift up properly. No missing pieces, no tears. Still tightly bound with original binding in good shape. Some pages have been reinforced at binding with archival linen tape. Mild chipping on some - not all - page edges and corners. Title page and fly sheet stuck apox. 1" along gutter due to an old repair. Chipping on boards - See photos.
Pop-ups are bordered with elaborate die-cut proscenium frames. They are activated by pulling the frame forward.
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Two editions of this title were created, 1897 and 1898 - with different scenes. This is registration # 868. Names of pull-up plates include:
Rebecca at the Well
Moses striking the rock
Ruth gleaning in Boaz's corn field
The good Samaritan
The return of the prodigal son
Cover picture: Moses in the Bullrushes