Nister, Ernest (publisher) verses signed F.E. Weatherly, C.B. [Clifton Bingham] & M.C. Gillington
THE PICTURE SHOW A Novel Picture Book for Children
Ernest Nister /E.P. Dutton New York printed in Bavaria
Chromo pop-up 3-D tier scenes (4 doublepage) + text illustrations signed Hardy, Nister and others.
203x195mm green cloth spined chromolith boards of costumed child playing mandolin with dog at foot (slightly worn edges/some light scratches). Titlepage +pp. "Copyright 1895 by E. Nister" in tiny gold letters on front cover. The pop-ups show Victorian children playing jump rope with two dogs in the foreground, next Seaside scene with boy showing mother a crab while other children ride donkeys, next Children playing ring-a-roses with mother holding baby & doll in foreground, lastly Orchard with sheep & children pulling wheel barrow with turnips for lambs, dog & more lambs in foreground. Some of the struts may be newer and the pop-ups may need a bit of help to make them stand to full 3-dimensionality. One fold is strengthened on back (not recent) & there are a few wrong creases to the centre folds. A very few light freckles on some margins but the pages are clean with all diecut figures perfect not even the skipping "rope" made of paper is torn, all heads, arms, ribbons, tails etc are crisp.
Price: GBP 150.00 or USD 194.00
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