Weedon, L.L., Fletcher, E. et al. The Model Menagerie.
E.Nister/ E.P.Dutton & Co. London/ New York 1895
Red cloth spine, highly pictorial glazed paper-covered boards. 6 pop-up chromolithographed plates; 25 in text illustrations; title + 21 pages. binding some wear and tear. some foxing; plates vg cond. size 28 x 36 cm. oblong 4to.
This book is the story of Uncle Bob taking his six nieces and nephews to the zoo where they encounter lions, deer, tigers, monkeys, a bear and an elephant, all displayed in three-layered pop-up pictures, giving the effect of seeing the animals in cages. Each 3-D picture is accompanied by a "natural history story" of the animal shown.
This is the third pop-up book published by Nister; ‘Wild Animal Stories’ and ‘Little Pets’ being the other two. - It is quite unusual to find a much loved and used book in such good condition!
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