EXCITING 1930's POP-UP!
1) The Pop-Up Little Orphan Annie and Jumbo, the
Circus Elephant" by Harold Gray. Pleasure Books,
Chicago (a Blue Ribbon Press Book). (1935) Abt. 8 x
9-1/4" tall; 10 pages of text with b/w drawings,
plus 3 double-page, fantastic pop-ups. All 3 pop-ups
working fine and pictured here. Pictorial paper-on-
boards. Moderate wear and soiling of covers; some
smudging in margins; o/w a disirable G+ copy of this
uncommon pop-up featuring one of the most popular
comic characters of the 1930's. $300.00
Pop-Up Buck Rogers (2)
2) "The Pop-Up Buck Rogers", Strange Adventures in the
Spider-Ship. This is the 1994 reprint of the original
1935 edition. Applewood Books, Bedford, MA. Sq. 8 vo.,
20 pp., including 3 splendid pop-up scenes: "The Battle
With the Monster"; "Tossed in the Torrent"; and, "Attacked
by the Giant Reptile". The text is illustrated with the
original b/w illus. as well. Glossy pictorial boards.
Slight chipping and rubbing of boards; minor crease in
Buck's arm in the last pop-up, and there may be an extra
fold in the monster reptile's front leg in that pop-up
as well; front board slightly warped; o/w a VG+ copy.
It's nice to see Applewood reprinting some of these
early pop-up's since the originals are now in the
three to five hundred dollar range. $25.00 (SOLD)
3) The Pop-Up Minnie Mouse, republished from the
original 1933 Disney edition. Abt. 6-1/2 x 8-3/4" tall,
27 pp. One pop-up at each set of endpapers, plus
centre pop-up. Story and illustrations by the Staff of
Walt Disney Studios. Dalmatian Press, Franklin, Tennessee.
2006. 1st Edition of this reproduction. Colour illus.
throughout. Glossy pictorial boards. Couple minor
wrinkles in centre pop-up; minor ding to bottom of spine
with a little tear starting at hinge; o/w a VG+
copy. Vintage Collection sticker on front cover shows
up almost Black in photo but is actually Gold colour
and perfectly legible. $15.00
Snow White Picture Story (4)
4) "Snow White Pop-Up Picture Story" with illustrations
by Pam Storey. Printed in Czechoslovakia. This edition
published by Brown Watson, England (1989) Oblong 4 to.,
12 pp. 6 charming pop-up scenes of Snow White's life with the
seven dwarfs, the intrusion of the evil Queen and the
arrival of the handsome Prince to resuscitate Snow White.
3 of the pop-ups have moving parts. Glossy pictorial boards.
Minor rubbing; one small tear in the casket in the last
pop-up; o/w a VG+ copy. $17.50
5) (Kubasta) "Snow White Pop-Up Picture Story" with
the Pam Story covers as above but with 6 intricate
scenes created by Kubasta. Printed in Czechoslovakia.
Published by Brown Watson, England (1989) Oblong 4 to.,
12 pp. Reprinted from the original 1971 edition. Snow White's
life with the seven dwarfs, the intrusion of the evil Queen and
the arrival of the handsome Prince to resuscitate Snow White.
4 of the pop-ups have moving parts. Glossy pictorial boards.
Some wrinkling and warping of the boards; couple of minor
tears and wrinkles in two of the action parts; a little
damage to the cellophane over Snow White's casket (you can't
see it very well in photo but the bottom left corner is
turned back); still a G+ clean copy of another delightful
Kubasta creation. $35.00
6) "All at Sea: an All-Action Pop-Up Picture
Storybook" with illustrations and design by
V. Kubasta. Printed in Czechoslovakia, published
in England by Brown Watson. 1986. 1st Edition.
Abt. 10 x 10", 12 pp. 6 magnificent pop-up illus.
from the master Kubasta showing the history of life
at sea from the Vikings until the present day.
Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear; gift
inscription on last page; a few minor dents in
spine; o/w VG+. $45.00 (SOLD)
7) (Kubasta) Puss in Boots, an all-action treasure hour
pop-up book with illustrations and design by V. Kubasta.
Printed in Czechoslovakia and published in England by
Murray's Children's Books, Lon. (1978). A stunningly
illustrated version by the incomparable Kubasta. Abt.
8 x 10-1/4", 12 pp. 6 wonderful pop-ups, 5 with moving
parts--6 if you count the gentle rocking of the
Royal Coach in the last scene. Glossy pictorial boards.
Slight edgewear and rubbing; a few little creases but
all pop-ups complete and working; a VG or better copy.
8) Cinderella, an All-Action Treasure Pop-
Up Book by V. Kubasta. Murray's Children's
Books, King's Cross, London. Printed in
Czechoslovakia (1978). Abt. 7-3/4 x 10-1/4".
12 pages, 6 pop-ups, 3 with moveables. Glossy
pictorial boards. Minor rubbing and scratching
of covers. All pieces present, moveables
working; couple of creases to tabs; one small
piece missing from end of tab that moves
curtain and a short taped (inside) tear to
bottom of curtain; o/w a VG or better copy.
9) Clever Cathy. Printed and published
in Czechoslovakia by NAVA. (1991). Features
6 two-page pop-ups, all with moveables. Abt.
8 x 10-1/4". Glossy pictorial boards. The last
pop-up has two short repaired tears; o/w this is
a VG+ copy of an uncommon Kubasta title. $60.00
10) Red Riding Hood, the 1st English Edition (1961).
Printed in Czechoslovakia and published in England by
Bancroft and Co., London. Abt. 8 x 10-1/4", 16 pp.
Two more pop-ups than later editions, for a total of 8
plus a moveable on the front cover, making
6 moveables in all. Designed and illustrated by Voitech
Kubasta, another terrific example of his genius. Glossy
pictorial thick card wraps with Red cloth spine. Minor
edgewear; corners bumped; a crease in the wolf's tongue
on the front cover; a crease in the vase of flowers that
pops up on the table in the last pop-up; one major flaw
in that the tab that moves Red Riding Hood's head in
pop-up five is missing (see photo where she's standing
at the foot of the bed with flowers--the tab is there
that supports the head but the piece similar to the
moveable tab for the wolf is missing for Red); o/w
still a VG clean copy of this fairly scarce title.
Two One-Pop-up Wonders by Voitech Kubasta!
11) How Columbus Discovered America. Printed in
Czechoslovakia and published in England by Bancroft and
Co., Lon.(1960). 1st Eng. Ed. Closed dimensions are about
9 x 13". A true engineering feat by the highly imaginative
Kubasta. Firstly, the front cover shows a ship's wheel
and it actually turns to show Columbus' voyage across
the Atlantic and back (a similar design on the back
cover shows the entire map at once). Open the cover
and on the left is a full-page illustration of the
3 ships being tossed about on a stormy sea. Next follows
8 pages of text, then follows a heavy card page with
5 scenes from Columbus' life. Turn this page outward
and up pops the most amazing scene of the "Santa Maria",
the "Pinta" and the "Nina" sitting peacefully in harbour
in the New Land. The "Santa Maria" has real string
rigging. Heavy card pictorial wraps with Blue cloth
spine. Minor edgewear; the waves at front of pop-up
are a little lazy to pop-up; the rivet securing the
ship's wheel has left an indentation in the first page
of text; o/w a VG+ wonderful copy. $290.00
12) The Tournament. Printed in
Czechoslovakia and published in England by Bancroft
and Co., Lon. (1961). 1st English Edition. Closed
dimensions are about 9 x 13" tall. Another technical
accomplishment by Kubasta. The 8 pages of text tell
a story of the Black Knight taking on allcomers in a
jousting tournament in front of the King and Queen
at Noster Castle. The 2-page pop-up scene allows you
to move the two mounted knights toward each other in
a battle of strength and agility. Glossy heavy card
covers with Red cloth spine. The same illustration on
the front cover is repeated on the rear. Slight chipping
of edges; a previous owner's sticker on bottom of front
cover at spine; one of the two supports for the tent
with the King and Queen has broken (this could be repaired
but as it is, it does not affect the pop-up action);
where the box for the horse on the right meets the ground,
it was broken away at some point and has been glued in
place and is holding fine; o/w a VG example of this
impressive design. $275.00
Two Tip and Top Titles by Voitech Kubasta!
13) Tip + Top Build a Motorcar. Printed in Czechoslovakia
and published in London by Bancroft & Co. (1962). 1st English
Edition. Abt. 10 x 10", 12 pp. Designed and illustrated by the
incredible Voitech Kubasta. Pictorial card wraps with decorative
Blue cloth spine. Some minor chipping of edges; two address
stickers from previous owner on spine; only two condition
problems: something's bent on the undercarriage of Top's
car (on right) in the first pop-up so he doesn't sit as upright
as he should; in the same pop-up (not visible in the photo),
one wing of the airplane has been squashed at one point but is
now repaired; everything else pops up fine and moves as it
should in all 6 wonderful scenes. A Very Good or better copy
of a fragile collectible and one of Kubasta's best. $395.00
14) Tip + Top at the Zoo. Printed in Czechoslovakia
and published in London by Bancroft & Co. (1961). 1st English
Edition. Abt. 10 x 10", 12 pp. Designed and illustrated by
the incredible V. Kubasta. Pictorial card wraps with decorative
Yellow/Orange cloth spine. Some minor chipping of edges; only
three condition problems: in pop-up 3, there is a crease in
the camel's neck,(a common problem with this pop-up, and I've
reinforced it at back); in the same pop-up, where Top is
painting the cow, there is a little bit of paper torn from
his vest; in pop-up 4, the alligator has hinged jaws and
the lower jaw was torn away (now repaired with glue and
holding fine--you can still raise the top jaw as intended);
o/w all 6 pop-ups are working fine and looking great. Lots
of movement with characters going up and down and back and forth.
A VG or better copy of this fragile collectible. Simply
a delight to behold! $385.00
15) Mary's Lamb, a two-page pop-up designed by
Geraldine Clyne, famous for her pop-up series of
the "Jolly Jump-Up" family. This pop-up published
in New York by J. G. Publishing Co. No date (circa
1950). Closed measurements abt. 8 x 8-1/2". The
same colourful illustration of Mary and her lamb
going to the little one-room schoolhouse is on both
front and back covers. Pull the front cover toward
you to reveal the classroom scene with the teacher,
five students and Mary's lamb, and the words to
the Mary's Lamb poem. A delicate paper pop-up that
I'm sure wasn't expected to survive this long. The
girl in the Blue dress to the right and the Black-
haired girl behind her are reluctant to stand when
the pop-up is opened, but when they are positioned
they maintain their posture (they are not damaged
but the table between them just has a bend in the
wrong direction); otherwise the only other flaw is
the fact that the printing register is slightly off,
giving a little blurriness to the covers and giving
a second set of eyes to some of the characters. A
charming reminder of simpler schooldays. $40.00
Lift-the-Flap Book (16)
16) "The Aircraft Lift-the-Flap Book" by Gerard
Browne. Orchard Books, Lon. 1992. 1st Ed. Sq. 4 to.,
18 pp. A fun and informative book where you simply
lift the flaps that form the picture of the various
types of aircraft and discover the working parts
underneath. Included are: a Cessna, a Boeing 747,
a Concorde, a Giant Helicopter, a Hercules Big-Load
Carrier, a Mirage Jet, the Airbus A-340 and a futuristic
Space Plane. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor chipping
and rubbing; some minor creasing and chipping on three
or four of the flaps; o/w a VG clean copy. $12.50
Freshwater Fishing (17)
17) "Freshwater Fishing: Timeless Quotes on Angling",
a pop-up quote book compiled by Dawn Bentley. Illustrated
by Paul Lackner. Paper engineering by Bruce Reifel.
Published by Andrews and McMeel, Kansas City, Missouri.
1st Ed. 1997. An Intervisual book. Abt. 5 x 7", 10 pp. Has
4 pop-ups and lift-flap creel basket. An entertaining
collection of fish and fishing quotes from Shakespeare,
Washington Irving, Izaac Walton, Mark Twain and others,
along with some brightly coloured illustrations and
simple pop-ups. Glossy pictorial boards. Slightly rubbed;
o/w a Near Fine copy. $10.00
Robin Hood (18)
18) "Robin Hood", a pop-up rhyme told by Nick Bantock.
Viking Penguin, N.Y. (1993) Written, illustrated and
designed by Bantock. Paper engineering by Bantock and
Dennis K. Meyer. 16 mo., 12 pp. Using the same face,
Bantock introduces the six main characters in the legend
of Robin Hood with six simple pop-ups. Glossy pictorial
boards. Minor rubbing; minor ding to bottom of spine;
o/w a Near Fine copy. $22.50
19) "Jabberwocky: a Pop-Up Rhyme from "Through
the Looking Glass" by Nick Bantock. Viking Penguin,
N.Y., Tor. (1991). 1st Ed. 12 mo., 12 pp. "...a
delightfully twisted pop-up version of Lewis Carroll's
nonsense masterpiece". Glossy pictorial boards. Minor
edgewear and rubbing; o/w a clean VG+ copy. $35.00
20) "Solomon Grundy", a pop-up rhyme retold and illustrated
by Nick Bantock. (1992). Viking Penguin, N.Y., Tor. 16 mo.,
12 pp. Illustrations, design and text adaptation by
Bantock. Paper engineering by Bantock and Dennis Meyer.
6 imaginative pop-ups plus flaps introduce us to the life
of Solomon Grundy of Mother Goose fame, from birth to
death. "Solomon Marmaduke Fortescue Grundy, Born on a black
and beastly Monday". Glossy pictorial boards. Minor wear
at corners; o/w a Near Fine copy. $35.00
21) "There Was an Old Lady", a pop-up rhyme retold and
illustrated by Nick Bantock. (1990). Viking Penguin, N.Y.,
Tor. 16 mo., 12 pp. A classic nursery rhyme with 6 vivid
pop-up illustrations from the hilarious imagination of
Nick Bantock. You'll recall the old lady who swallowed a
fly, then a spider to catch the fly, a bird to catch the
spider, and on until she swallowed a horse...she's dead
of course. "Not recommended for viewing by grandmothers!"
Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear; the double pop-
up page a little stiff to open but not damaged; o/w a
Near Fine copy. Uncommon. $45.00
22) The Nutcracker: a magical pop-up adventure.
Based on the story by Hoffman. Macmillan Children's
Books, London. 2nd printing thus. (2003). Paper
engineering by Nick Denchfield. Illustrations by Susan
Scullard. Abt. 10-3/4" square, 10 pages with 5 huge
pop-ups and other smaller pop-ups in corners. Join in
with the opening of the children's presents on Christmas
Eve, watch the midnight battle between the mice and the
toy soldiers, then join Clara on her sleigh ride to the
Land of Sweets. Glossy pictorial boards. All pop-ups
in fine working order. Slight edgewear; one corner bumped;
ding to top of spine; o/w a VG+ copy of an enchanting
book for young and old. $24.00 (SOLD)
23) Lucie Attwell's Pop-Up Book of Rhymes.
Dean's International Publishing, Lon., N.Y. 1985
printing. Abt. 6-1/2 x 9-1/4". 10 pp. including
3 simple pop-ups. Rhymes include: Baa Baa Black
Sheep; Jack Spratt, Goosey, Goosey Gander, Rock-
a-bye Baby, others. Glossy pictorial boards.
Minor edgewear and rubbing; o/w VG+ with Attwell's
adorable colour pictures of children and animals.
24) My Baby Jesus pop-up book by Aileen E. Passmore.
Published by Dean and Son, London (1970). Probably
first printing. Oblong 6-1/2 x 9-1/4", 8 pp. 3 pop-up
scenes, including Mary and Joseph being directed to
the stable, the angel appearing to the shepherds, and
the three Wise Men bringing their gifts to Baby Jesus.
The wonderful artwork is done by Janet and Anne
Grahame-Johnson. Glossy pictorial boards with minor
scuffing and two small chips from front cover and one
on spine; crease in first pop-up from where the scene
has been folding into the page incorrectly; o/w a
VG clean copy. $12.50
25) Above My Head, Beneath My Feet by K.D. Plum.
Price, Stern, Sloan, Los Angeles. 1st Edition (1997).
Abt. 7-1/2 x 8-3/4" tall, 16 pp. An exciting exploration
of the mysteries of the universe from a child's perspective.
14 of the pages have intriguing diecut flaps. Glossy
pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing; o/w VG+. $18.50
26) The Pop-Up Book of Nightmares...featuring 10 of
your worst nightmares in realistic pop-up form. This
outstanding pop-up book was created and written by
Gary Greenberg, illustrated by Balvis Rubess, and
engineered by Matthew Reinhart. Published by St. Martin's
Press, N.Y. 2001. 1st Edition. Abt. 8-3/4 x 11-1/4" tall.
10 two-page pop-ups include: Taking an Exam; Car Accident;
Falling Down Stairs; Infestation of Rats; Drowning;
Haunted Bedroom; Naked in Public; Being Chased by Vicious
Dogs; Giving Birth (to an Alien or have something go
wrong at birth); and Apocalypse (or the end of the world
as we know it). Red paper-covered boards.
Fine copy. $24.50 (SOLD)
27) Here is a wonderful pop-up book of
the British Royal Family as well as a lasting memento
of Princess Diana. "The Royal Family Pop-Up Book"
features text by Patrick Montague-Smith, a former
editor of Debrett's Peerage, and paper engineering
by Vic Duppa-Whyte. There are 6 outstanding pop-up
scenes, including the "Royal Crawlabout" of Prince
William, then 10 months old, in Auckland, New Zealand.
All pop-ups and tabs work perfectly. There is some
minor creasing to a couple of the tabs; the glossy
pictorial cover has some rubbing and a couple of bumps,
plus a short tear to the rear hinge of the spine; slight
smokey odour; o/w still a VG copy of this 1st U.S.
edition, published by Bounty Books in 1985. $20.00
28) Ten Terrific Trains: a Pop-Up Lift-the-
Flap Book. Dutton Children's Books, N.Y. 1998.
1st U.S. Edition. Abt. 8-1/4 x 13-1/4". Take a
ride on 10 fascinating trains that pop up in this
exciting lift-the-flap book. Trains included
are: an 1860's Steam Engine burning wood; a Passenger
Coach pulled by the Steam Engine; a Freight Train Steam
Engine burning coal; a Diesel-Electric Locomotive
from 1930's America; the Modern Heavy-Freight Diesel
of the 1950's onward; the Japanese Bullet Train; the
Eurostar that travels under the English Channel; a
Subway Train from the New York City subway system;
plus examples of modern Sleeping Cars and Dining
Cars. Lift the flaps to see what's going on inside
each train engine and car. 5 double-side pop-ups.
Minor edgewear and rubbing of covers; o/w a VG+
copy of this unique book. $18.00 (SOLD)
29) The Naughty Nineties: a Saucy Pop-Up Book
for Adults Only. Price/Stern/Sloan, Los Angeles.
Abt. 7 x 11-1/2" tall. 12 pages with 10 pop-ups.
Designed and paper engineered by Keith Mosley and
John Strejan. Illus. by Borje Svensson. "With deliciously
suggestive illustrations and daring pop-ups, pull-tabs
and action mechanics, The Naughty Nineties is guaranteed
to rustle your bustle, pop your cork, and fog over your
monocle!" Glossy pictorial boards. Pull-tabs a little
soiled; covers a little discoloured; ding to bottom of
spine; o/w a VG copy. $18.50 (SOLD)
30) "Disney's Pocahontas: Where's Percy?"
Written by Anne Braybrooks. Illus. by Dicicco Digital Arts.
A Mouse Works Window Box Book where you peek right into the
three-dimensional scenes. 12 mo., 12 pp. 1st Ed. (1995)
5 colourful dioramas tell the story of John Smith and Pocahontas'
search for Percy, Ratcliffe's dog, before the settlers start
looking and stumble upon the Indian village. Glossy pictorial
boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w a Near Fine copy. $9.50
31) Disney's Hercules: a Monster Pop-Up. Disney Enterprises,
N.Y. (1997). 1st Edition. Abt. 10-1/4" square, 10 pp. Designed
by Graham Brown; illustrated by Mike Peterkin; paper engineering
by Ruth Wickings. Text by Lisa Marsoli. Hercules battles the
most terrifying creatures in the mythological world in order
to save Meg. Glossy pictorial boards. A bit of edgewear; minor
dings to top and bottom of spine; o/w VG+. $11.50
32) "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", a pop-
up storybook theatre. Retold by Teddy Slater. Illus. by
Lane Yerkes. Ottenheimer Publishers, Baltimore. (1995).
Abt. 9-1/2 x 10". Features 4 3-sided scenes with
2 pages of text in the centre. Paper engineering by Bruce
Foster and Ed Galm. Cleverly opens to show all 4 scenes
at once. Glossy pictorial boards. Slight edgewear and
rubbing; o/w a VG+ copy. $10.50
33) The 1st British Ed. of "The
Coming of Mammals: A New World", an
exciting pop-up that shows some of
the largest and most unusual mammals
from the past, all of them now extinct.
Child's Play International(1986) Abt.
8-3/4 x 11-1/2", 18 pages. Written
by Melvin Berger. Illus. by Robert
Cremins. Paper Engineering by the
talented Keith Moseley. 8 pop-ups
and 2 pull-tabs, all in perfect
working condition. Glossy pictorial
boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing;
o/w a VG+ clean copy. $17.50
34) "I Love to Eat Bugs!" An uncommon pop-up book from John Strejan,
wholly written, illustrated and paper-engineered by him.
Van der Mer publishing, a Division of PHPC (1997). A big 9-3/4 x 12"
tall. 5 fabulous, full-page animal pop-ups and one flap.
A wide-mouth frog discusses dinner preferences with various hungry
beasts until he finds one who would like to have him for dinner.
Glossy pictorial boards. Couple of dings to spine; minor
rubbing; prev. owner's name on inside
front cover; top corner of pages bent;
still a VG copy with no damage to the pop-ups. $27.50 (SOLD)
35) Frontier Town: a Panorama Pop-Up Book. Published by
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, N.Y. (1982) 1st Edition. Story
by Peter Seymour. Illustrations by Marvin Boggs and Borje
Svensson. Design and Paper Engineering by Keith Moseley.
Closed, the book is abt. 6 x 8-1/2" tall. Opened, with the
four pop-up scenes folded down, the panorama is abt. 22" wide.
The first scene shows a stagecoach that's just come to town;
open the stage door to show a well-dressed woman about to
get out. The second scene shows the General Store, with the
Millery upstairs. The third scene shows the Sheriff's office
and the Telegraph Office upstairs. The fourth scene shows
a livery stable with the blacksmith shoeing a horse and a
girl helping her brother up onto the back of a mule. Two pages
of text, plus two half pages explaining the scenes. A couple
of the figures have creases; some damage to the first pop-up
because of wear to the watertrough where one horse's nose
is supposed to clip-on (repairable); prev. owner's name on
first page. Otherwise a VG copy of a very
interesting pop-up look at the Old West. $14.50 (SOLD)
36) Dr. Ernest Drake's Dragonology: the Complete
Book of Dragons. Edited by Dugald Steer. Published
by Candlewick Press, Cambridge, MA. (2003) 1st U.S.
Edition, second printing. Tall 4 to. (12 x 10-1/4"),
28 pp., including a two-page map with fold-outs
showing where dragons existed in the world. An
exciting compendium of dragon facts and fabulous
illustrations by Wayne Anderson and Helen Ward.
A flap book, plus envelopes to open.
Padded, decorated cloth cover with glass gems
embedded in the front cover and in the inside
rear cover. Near Fine. $23.50
37) "The Modern Ark: the Endangered Wildlife of
Our Planet" by Claire Littlejohn. World International
Publishing, Manchester (1989). Sm. folio, unpaginated
(17 pp.). 32 animals are pictured and described...all are
at risk, some endangered. In a pocket inside the front
cover is an unopened packet with an easy-to-assemble model
ark that requires no glue or scissors. There are 32 pairs
of press-out animals to place within their natural habitats.
Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear and rubbing; o/w
a VG+ copy. $25.50
38) "Nature's Savage Cats" by Alice Burdett. Published
by Dial Books for Young Readers. N.Y. (1993). 1st Edition.
Abt. 8-1/2 x 11-1/2" tall, 14 pp., including 6 pop-ups
and an unfolding partial page for each pop-up with extra
facts on the big cats. Stalk prey with the mighty tiger,
the astonishingly swift caracal, the cunning leopard,
the lightning-fast cheetah, the majestic lion and the
agile puma. Glossy pictorial boards. Minor edgewear;
crease in lion's mane; o/w a VG+ copy. $15.50
39) Seven Modern Wonders of the World by Celia
King. A marvelous little pop-up published by Raincoast
Books, Vancouver, B.C. 1st Can. Edition. n.d. (circa
1990's). Abt. 4-1/2 x 5-3/4" tall, 30 pp. The 7 wonders
in this book were built during a period of time that
spans only 86 years, 1851 to 1937. The wonders pictured
in two-page pop-ups are: The Crystal Palace, The Golden
Gate Bridge, The Panama Canal, The Eiffel Tower, The
Empire State Building, The Trans-Siberian Railway, and
The Stature of Liberty. There is a 2-page Introduction
and a 2-page explanation of each wonder. Glossy pictorial
boards. Slight edgewear and rubbing; o/w Near Fine. $14.00
40) Six Brave Explorers by Kees Moerbeek and Carla Dijs.
Published by Fenn Publishing Co., produced in Santa Monica,
CA by Intervisual Books. (1992). Abt. 5-1/4" tall, 12 pp.
The tale of a diminishing group of explorers who visit exotic
lands. "One smart explorer finally used his head. He hurried
home alone and there he stayed in bed." Glossy pictorial boards;
Blue ribbon at top to hang book. Minor ding to edge of both
boards; o/w a VG+ copy with 6 perfect pop-ups. $7.50
41) Keep Smiling! A Looney Tunes Pop-Up Book starring
Wily Coyote and the Roadrunner. Warner Books, N.Y. 1996.
1st Edition. Abt. 3-1/2 x 4-1/4" tall, 10 pp. with 5 zany
pop-ups. Paper engineering by Renee Jablow. As usual, things
don't always go smoothly for Mr. Coyote. Glossy pictorial
boards. A VG+ copy. $8.00
42) Beware of the Pog! A Mix and Match Pop-Up
Book by Kees Moerbeek. Intervisual Communications,
Los Angeles. (1988) Abt. 5 x 9-3/4" tall. A fun book
that consists of 5 two-page pop-up images of a cat,
a sheep, a pig, a bull, and a dog. The pictures are
split in half so you can mix and match to create
wildly different animals. Glossy pictorial boards.
Minor edgewear and rubbing of covers; minor
discolouring of margins; o/w a Vg copy. $12.50
43) "Pandora's Box: a 3-Dimensional Celebration of Greek
Mythology" by Christos Kondeatis & Sara Maitland. Bullfinch
Press/Little Brown and Co., Bos., Tor., N.Y. (1995). 1st Edition.
An interactive package that includes a pop-up book and an activity
box with two die-cut masks, a board game and more. Near Fine in
original shrinkwrap. $35.00