Wonderland Pictures

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Wonderland Pictures

650.00

 (Pop-Up & Movable). London: Nister, n.d. circa 1890. Sq. 4to. First edition. Cloth backed color pictorial boards.

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Ernst Nister of London distributed its titles in the States through the New York firm of E.P. Dutton. Wonderland Pictures features six circular plates activated by silk ties. When pulled, a chromolithographic picture transforms itself into a kaleidoscopic image. A psychedelic experience to the modern eye, such images were familiar to 19th century children from the optical toys that graced many homes. In generally VG+ condition, but lacking the front endpaper and with a previous owner's name written on the title page. All movables in perfect working order.