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Rare Pop-ups and Moveable Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

Children's pop-up books have been popular since the early 1800s, where you can find books that double as small theaters for Punch & Judy shows, "peepshow" books that reveal hidden images under flaps. Our rare booksellers have gathered some of the most lovely pop-up books, moveables, and "magic window" books from the past few hundred years.



The Castle Tournament ; A Pop-Up Book by Kubasta, V.(oitech), Illustrator

London: Bancroft & Co., Ltd., 1961. 8 page story with castle pop-up at rear. Very Good, text separating at lower staple, prior owner name bottom corner rear cover. The castle pop-up is Fine. A SCARCE title from the renowned Czech illustrator Voitech K…

From Dale Steffey Books

$250.00


The Pop-Up Book of Trains by Penick, Ib

1976 Random House First Edition. Pop-Up Book #31. RARE! PAPER ENGINEERING BY IB PENICK. All pop-ups and sliders in working order. Used. Very Good condition. Quite the find! Please see our photos.…

From Mary Riversong Books

$225.00


Dean & Son's Moveable Book of The Royal Punch & Judy as Played Before the Queen at Windsor Castle & The Crystal Palace by (Moveable)

London: Dean & Son, 11 Ludgate Hill, 1859. Poor. Stiff card wraps. 4to. Bound in thin card with covers printed in color. 16 pp., printed on one side only, with eight full page hand-colored illustrations showing Punch and Judy, et al., in the upper porti…

From Thorn Books

$4,000.00


Little Red Riding Hood: A Peepshow Book by Pop-up; Illustrated By Patricia Turner

London: Folding Books [1951]. Illustrated boards with red cloth spine, cloth ties intact with frayed ends, edges and folds rubbed, tape repair to last fold, bookplate affixed to rear cover, all pop-up scenes are fine.. Includes six three-dimensional sce…

From E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA

$150.00


Daily Express Children's Annual No. 3 by Pop-up

London: Lane Publications Circa 1930. Illustrated boards, light wear to extremities, gift inscription, light cover soil. Color frontis and other illustrations in b&w throughout, including a section on Rupert. The real stars of the show are the 7 po…

From E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA

$400.00


[Seidmann-Freud, Tom] Das Zauberboot [Moveable] by Seidmann-Freud, Tom (Martha Gertrud)

Berlin: Herbert Stuffer, 1929. First edition. First edition. Original color pictorial paper covered boards. Famed for its innovative illustration and compostion, "The Magic Boat" has become a classic and sought after early 20th Century Illustrated Chiild…

From Nudelman Rare Books

$1,750.00


Pop-Up Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Pop-up; Illustrated By Harold Lentz

New York: Blue Ribbon Books (1934). Illustrated boards, slight rubbing to extremities, marginal closed tear on one page, small tear in bear's shoulder of last pop-up. Includes three full color pop-ups. Goldilocks eating the porridge, the Three Bear…

From E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA

$225.00


Bilder Aus Dem Tierleben [Pictures From Animal Life] by TRANSFORMATION BOOK; MEGGENDORFER, Lothar; BECK, Julius (verses)

Eslingen und München: Verlag von T.F. Schreiber, [c.1895-1905]. Scarce, Near Pristine Meggendorfer Transformation Pictures From Animal Life An Astonishing Copy in the Original Printed Dust Jacket [TRANSFORMATION BOOK]. MEGGENDORFER, Lothar. Bilder Aus …

From David Brass Rare Books, Inc.

$4,500.00


Puss in Boots: A Peepshow Book

Folding Books Ltd. Very Good; Boards modestly worn and splayed, owner name and April 1962 date inked on rear cover. A pop-up book with six scenes from the Puss in Boots fairy tale. Illustrated in color by Kathleen Hale, famous for her Orlando the Marmal…

From Old Saratoga Books

$150.00


LE LIVRE JOUJOU. Par M. Bres by BRES. M. (JEAN PIERRE)

Louis Janet. Paris. ND. circa 1875. Third edition. Small 8vo. (5.9 x 4.4 inches). xvi, 157pp. Thirteen hand coloured illustrated plates (including extra title page) with movable pull tabs to change the image. An asterisk next to the text tells when the m…

From Paul Foster Books

£6,500.00


The Wizard of Oz Animated by Julian Wehr.

Baum, Frank L., The Wizard of Oz Animated by Julian Wehr. Akron, Ohio: The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1944. Created and produced by the Duenewald Printing Corp., New York. First edition as such, 24 pages unnumbered. 22 cm. x 17 cm. Spiral-backed boards…

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB

$400.00


THE SECRET CARNIVAL. A Pop-up book. by RUSSELL. DAVID. ( Explicit erotica )

Hobart and Maclean. London. 1988. LIMITED EDITION. 4to. (12.3 x 8.3 inches). One of 20 de luxe copies, this number 13, signed and with an original watercolour by the artist loosely inserted and bound in red, from a total edition of 320 copies, the remain…

From Paul Foster Books

£2,000.00


Mickey Mouse in "Ye Olden Days" with "Pop-Up Picture. (The Midget Pop-Up Book) by Disney, Walt; Gottfredson, Floyd

New York: Blue Ribbon Press, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. 60pp. Pictorial boards with color image of Mickey Mouse. With nineteen b&w illustrations and a double-spread color pop-up image. A couple of tiny nicks to the spine ends, birthday inscripti…

From Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB

$780.00


Play Merry-Go-Round With 4 Merry-Go-Round "Indestructible" Panoramas by Rudolph Gutmann

J.L. Schilling, New York, 1944. Edition Unstated. Softcover. Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. RUDOLPH J. GUTMANN. Play Merry-Go-Round With 4 Merry-Go-Round "Indestructible" Panoramas, New York: J.L. Schilling Co., 1944. Oblong f…

From Rarities etc.

$200.00


TEDDY BEAR PAPER DOLL. With five outfits by TEDDY BEAR

J. Ottmann Litho. Co. New York. No date. Circa 1907. Die-cut Chromolithographic Bear and clothing in original printed envelope. (Bear is 10.5 inches tall, envelope is 11.5 x 8.5 inches). The Bear has a (recently replaced) plain card back stand to keep hi…

From Paul Foster Books

£425.00


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