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E

ARLY

M

OVABLE

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

exceedingly scarce.

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.

$1000

R

ACKHAM

I

LLUSTRATIONS

Fort, Paul

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

French.

Latimore, p. 51.

$500

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