Lot 192 of 350:
Three-tiered pop-ups of wild animals by Nisker  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$510
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Model Menagerie with Natural History Stories

Author:
Weedon, Lucy L., Evelyn Hetcher and others

Place:
London [&] New York

Publisher:
Ernest Nister [&] E.P. Dutton & Co.

Date:
[c.1895]

Description:

Unpaginated. Six chromolithographic three-tiered pop-up plates, half-tone illustrations in the text. (Oblong 4to) 27x35 cm (10½x13¾"), red cloth-backed color pictorial boards. 

Six cleverly-designed pop-up plates depicting wild animals in captivity. One of Nisker's more fragile pop-up books, the plates are in a remarkable state of preservation.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Edges and corners worn, rear panel rubbed and with dusty soiling; title page and first leaf may be slightly trimmed at bottom edge, stray fox marks, baby tiger in one diorama seems to be missing part of its head; very good.


 
Item number:
291857
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