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    Clifton Bingham. Playtime Surprises. London: Ernest Nister, and New York: C.P. Dutton & Co., [n.d., circa 1890s].

    Quarto. 15 pages with six full-color "dissolving" illustrations and numerous black and white line drawings by an unidentified artist. This unusual children's book features several remarkable mechanical pictures that reveal hidden images beneath.

    Brown buckram spine with a fully illustrated paper recto cover and blank verso cover. Moderate damage to board corners, with worn spine head and tail. Construction of the mechanical images has caused the covers to bow slightly; interior leaves show moderate soiling and chips along edges. Contemporary tape has been affixed to interior hinges at each page. A rare and unique mechanical book, sure to delight children of any age! From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.


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