The Animal World with Cut out and Stand up Pictures
Akron, Ohio: Saalfield, 1905. Very good condition. Scarce early color lithographic children's stand up book by Saalfield, not often found with all the animal figures intact, and with the stand up figures in such fine condition.Animals depicted include: sheep, peacock, goats, horses, cows, hyena, snakes, elephant, wild dog, lioness, chamois, leopard, rhinoceros, flamingoes, zebra, crocodile, ostrich, pigs, antelope, monkey, bear, gnu, walrus, tiger, polar bear, donkey, geese, rabbits, cats and dogs. Each illustrated stand up page accompanied by page of text, printed in 2 columns, with verse relating to animals pictured.All 62 figures and stands attached to stiff paper color embossed plates are un-punched. All the figures and stands are in fine condition, and are printed on 8 full stiff paper pages. The color pictorial front wrapper is illustrated with a group of Western children riding atop an elephant and a young Western boy on a pony, led by a zookeeper in uniform, in an oriental zoo setting. On another page, a scene of African animals is illustrated with a western hunter in white colonial hunting garb shooting a rifle from the cover of rocks, with native trackers watching from the distance. Directions printed in the book are as follows: "Directions: Cut-out the illustrations, following the dotted cut lines. Use the green slips for standards, bending at right angles to them the split sections. In the slits insert the illustrations, which will then stand up."Saalfield Publishing Company of Akron, Ohio was founded in 1900 and headed by A J Saalfield. The firm published children's materials for over 7 decades. 4to, not paginated [16pp] (9 x 11"). Stiff pictorial wrappers, staplebound. The front wrapper with small chips at corners and two closed tears originating at the stapled binding. Text block well bound but cover is loose. Small neat presentation inscription at ffep dated 1917. Not recorded in OCLC.
(Inventory #: 22336)
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