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How Columbus Discovered America by  Vojtech [Children's Pop-up Book] Kubasta - Hardcover - no date - from Rare Illustrated Books (SKU: 1408)

How Columbus Discovered America

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How Columbus Discovered America

by [Children's Pop-up Book] Kubasta, Vojtech

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  • hardcover
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London: Bancroft & Co, no date. Originally born in Vienna, Vojt ch Kubasta (1914 -1992) trained as an architect in Prague yet barely practiced, his career interrupted by the invasion of Nazis in the Second World War. Kubašta turned his fine engineering skills towards the creation of pop-up books for children, revitalising three dimensional paper craft techniques that had drifted out of print, in part because of the bombing of the German printing presses but largely due to their expense. Kubašta's leadership and influence in the field secured his reputation and penetrated the difficult and complex politics of his era. He was granted permission to work for Walt Disney and inspired a resurgence of the 'pop-up' format in both England and America. 'How Columbus Discovered America' was his first book. Quarto, bound in illustrated colour boards with cloth-backed spine, rotating ship's wheel volvelle revealing map on back cover, 8 pages of text, double-page pop-up with three ships and string rigging  (Santa María, Pinta, and the Niña) set against a tropical backdrop, small tear to base of spine and crest of wave, a very good copy.


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How Columbus Discovered America
[Children's Pop-up Book] Kubasta, Vojtech
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