Pleasant Surprises c. 1880's rare transformation color children's book noveltyBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Novelty Books, Children's Books, Illustrated Books).
Published c. 1880's by Lothrop Publishing Co.
6 folding pages. Text in English. Color lithographed illustrations.
Publisher's 1/4 cloth binding, paper covered color litho boards.
All the images "transform" when unfolded by adding an extra element or person. Clever and unusual.
Book is late 19th century and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Covers gently age worn, slight rubbing and scattered small staining, some edge chipping along covers, remains overall clean and attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, signs of handling, couple short tears, still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. The fragile and rare transformation book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book measures c. 9" H x 8 1/8" W.