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505: Meggendorfer movable book with rare jacket

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Description

Title: Bilder aus dem Tierleben: Ein Verwandlungsbilderbuch von Lothar Meggendorfer mit Versen v. Julius Beck
Author: Meggendorfer, Lothar
Description: With 6 color lithographed moveable plates with pull-tabs. 30.3x22 cm. (12x8½"), original color pictorial boards, printed dust jacket. Fifth EditionNice example of a charming Meggendorfer movable, or mechanical, book, in rare original dust jacket. the illustrations of domestic and wild animals change form when the tabs are pulled - a rabbit stands in a field, the runs away leaving a cache of Easter Eggs, a cat looks at a caged bird, then knocks the cage down and the bird flies away, etc.. Each of the plates is in working condition. OCLC/WorldCat lists only four copies in institutional libraries. Former owner's inscription on front pastedown dated July 1912.
Heading: zzd(Movable Book)Place Published: Esslingen & München
Publisher: Schreiber
Date Published: c.1900?

Condition

Rare original jacket with some chipping and edge wear, piece missing at spine head; a little rubbing to volume corners and spine ends; marginal darkening to contents; very good or better.
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Estimate $500 – $800
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