DEAN'S NEW BOOK OF DISSOLVING PICTURES
London, Dean & Son, 1861.
4to. Cloth spine and edges, paper covers, the
upper board in color. With six full page, hand
colored transformation pictures of the 'slat
transformation' kind: Fair/Dark; War/Peace; The
Ocean Way/The Iron Way; Outside/Inside;
Danger/Safety; Saturday Night/Sunday Morning.
Each scene changes from one to the other when
the tab at the bottom is pulled. Of the total of 48
slats, 14 have been replaced in handdrawn and
handcolored facsimile. All of the pull tabs have
been replaced. All of the mechanisms now work
properly. There is some discoloration here and
there to the plates, and also some repaired tears,
but overall this is a very good exemplar, even
taking into account the facsimile slats. And
Montano, p. 70. Osborne, p, 417.
Date of publication (1861) is taken from the final
scene; Osborne and Montano both suggest (1862).
Either way this is one of the earliest movable books, by the selfstyled originators of the genre.
LE LIVRE DES BALLADES
Paris, H. Piazza L'Edition d'Art, (1921).
Limited edition 14 tippedin illustrations by Rackham, protected by captioned
tissue guards. Contemporary half morocco, marbled paper boards
and endpapers. Top edge gilt. Five raised spine bands, gilt title.
Original tan wrappers boundin. No. 289 of 1300 copies. Text in
Latimore, p. 51.