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Heading: (Movable and pop-up books)
Author: McCommon, Frances
Title: The Frogs' Picnic: A Magic Roundabout
Place Published: New York
Publisher:P.F. Volland Company
Date Published: 1931

Movable pictorial discs with a window and two tabs, held by a thick wooden handle. 31x23 cm (12x9"). With publisher's original box with pictorial lid.

Patent pending notice 171953 dated July 9 1929 and copyright date of 1931 on the top disc of the transformation. A most amusing moveable, for the elaborateness of the reveals and the charm of the illustrations. The story text begins on the top disc and runs parallel to the left edge. For the continuation of the story, the reader pulls each of the three tabs from right to left so that the sequence of captioned pictures on the concealed discs appear in the cut-out-window. The story concludes on the top disc, running parallel to the right edge. An extremely rare moveable in excellent condition. Only two listings at OCLC.


Wear and soiling to box with bottom panel detaching; movable near fine with a just bit of edgewear.

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The Frogs' Picnic - rare moveable

Estimate $500 - $800Nov 1, 2018
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
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