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    Ernst Nister. The Airship Panorama Book. London: Ernst Nister and New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., [n.d., ca. 1910].

    First edition. Illustrated by Ernst Nister. Oblong duodecimo. Twelve un-numbered pages.

    Color pictorial boards with red cloth backstrip. Four pop-up color scenes featuring airships in various situations and accompanying text in verse. Pop-ups include an airship over the battlefield; an airship flying over polar bears and the icy ocean; airship flying over a gala outdoor celebration; and an airship flying over the Statue of Liberty. Book is slightly warped. Corners rubbed. A small hole is punched in the front board near the "i" in "Airship". Internal pages slightly toned. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper. All pop-ups are complete and in working order.

    Ernest Nister's company was centered in Nuremberg, a center for toy making in the late nineteenth century. Between 1891 and 1900, his company produced many children's books of superior quality in both illustration and printing. Nister productions included a number of innovative movables. In addition to being marketed in Germany, the books were also produced especially for an English audience from Nister's London headquarters, and also for an American audience through the publisher Dutton. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.

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