Movable Books (Reference)

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Movable Books (Reference)

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Haining, Peter. Holborn, England: New English Library, 1979. Obl. Folio. First edition. Black cloth boards stamped in silver.

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An illustrated history of pop-up and movable books, beginning with harlequinades and working up to Bookanos, all illustrated with gorgeous photographs (please excuse the glare on some of the photos above) of astonishingly rare volumes. The subtitle says it all: Pages and Pictures of Folding, Revolving, Dissolving, Mechanical, Scenic, Panoramic, Dimensional, Changing, Pop-Up and other Novelty Books from the Collection of David and Briar Philips." Whew! A basic and sought-after reference book that should be at the heart of any collector's personal library. A first edition in Fine condition.