Lothar Meggendorfer. Tiny Tim. Prince of Liliput. A Movable Toy-Book. London: H. Grevel & Co., 1900.

    Large Folio. 26 pages with chromolithographed illustration of Tiny Tim on title page and many illustrations throughout; full-page chromolithographed plate and six full-page tab-operated plates.

    Meggendorfer was the inventor of some of the most complex mechanisms ever created for movable pictures and toy-books. All Meggendorfers are high quality and were quite expensive at the time. Despite their expense, they became very popular throughout Europe, Russia, and the United States. Mechanical images are operated by pulling a tab at the lower edge of the page to activate multiple hidden levers which animate various features in the illustration; all mechanical illustrations function properly. Glossy pictorial boards bound with red cloth. Moderate soiling to boards; heavy wear to board edges and corners; interior pages moderately age toned with occasional foxing throughout. A very good example of a highly collectible children's book! From the Robert and Diane Yaspan Collection.

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