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    Ernst Nister. The Picture Show. A Novel Picture Book for Children. London: Ernst Nister and New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., [n.d., ca. 1896].

    First edition. Illustrated by Ernst Nister. Printed and assembled in Bavaria.
    Octavo. Unpaginated.

    Original color illustrated paper over boards and green cloth backstrip. Front board illustration still bright. Light shelf wear at the corners. Small split in the cloth at the foot of the spine. Front and rear hinges cracked. Internal contents bright and all pop-ups in working order. Gift inscription on the front free endpaper. A very good example of a pop-up from the accepted master of the art.

    Includes 4 detailed chromolithograph pop-up scenes with text in verse. Scenes mainly depict children at play. From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.


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