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    [L.L. Weedon, Evelyn Fletcher, et al] The Model Menagerie, A Novel Picture Book of Wild Animals. London: Ernest Nister, [n.d., circa 1895].

    First edition. Oblong Quarto. 24 pages with six full-color chromolithographed pop-up illustrations.

    Pop-up images of animals in cages, all in perfect working order although the first two have damage to the bars of the pop-up cages, and the monkey outside the cage of the last pop-up is missing an arm. Original pictorial glazed boards with red cloth spine; minor to moderate rubbing and wear to board edges and corner tips. Moderate to significant wear to board edges and corners, and hinge area of spine. Interior pages moderately soiled with occasional creases and a few tiny tears along edges. A rare example of Victorian chromolithography in a mechanical children's book. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.

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