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1 Nister, Ernest Mother Goose Favourites
Great Britain Harper Collins 1992 Hardcover As New Ernest Nister 
This is a contemporary pop-up book that has been compiled using illustrations by Ernest Nister. There are five pop-ups, all with movable elements that have been very nicely designed by Keith Moseley. Presented with a selection of traditional nursery rhymes. c. 29x22 cm. Unpaginated [18pp]. Condition is 'as new' with all pop-up elements intact, fully working and with no faults. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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2 Ernest Nister My Own Farmyard Book The Picture Book Maker Series
London Ernest Nister 1908 First edition Hardcover Good + Helen Maguire, William Foster et al 
A rare un-cut example of one of Nister's Picture Book Maker Series which contain model cut-outs of the illustrations for the reader to cut out and insert in the correct place within the book. There is a pocket at the front of the book which houses 8 sheets of chromolithograph illustrations [40 in all] and 4 sheets of black and white illustrations [19 in all]. Within the book there are several printed stories with blank numbered spaces for the illustrations. The theme of the stories / illustrations is animals / victorian children, all very typical Nister. Only one of the 59 illustrations has been cut out and this has not yet been mounted in the book, all of the other illustrations are un-cut, complete and intact. This book, or in fact any of the six titles in this series, is extremely rare in this complete and un-cut and un-mounted condition. Corners worn, edges rubbed, top/tail backstrip bumped. Boards a bit marked / grubby. The top edges of the front pocket holding the illustrations is torn. There is no loss of paper but I haven't repaired it as it actually makes it easier to remove the illustration sheets. Front hinge starting. Some grubbiness internally. 
Price: 425.00 GBP
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3 Ernest Nister - Movable Slats Peep Bo Pictures
London Ernest Nister 1898 First Edition Hardcover Fair G. H. Thompson, E. S. Hardy, W. Foster et al 
Delightful and extremely rare movable book from Nister comprising of six transformation chromolithograph illustrations. The transformations are made up of horizontal slats operated by a tab that changes the illustration from one scene into another. So there is one scene of two cats having afternoon tea in a teashop and then they go on a boat trip at sea in a boat driven by a Puffin; a hen with her eggs just hatching and then taking her chickens out on the lake. As expected with Nister they are beautiful and sugar sweet! In Hunt, p.316. Not in Montanaro. 20x17.5 cm; 16pp.Scuffed boards with worn corners. This book suffers from the common problem with Nister books of having been published on wood pulp paper which is now very brittle, particularly around the edges. The book binder has re-set the pages and replaced the end papers [retaining the original front and rear free end papers] and reinforced some of the edges with archival tape, but the book is still fragile with chips / abrasions around the page edges / hinge lines - hence overall 'fair' condition. Some of the tabs have been replaced / repaired and all transformations work [to be operated with care!]. A very rare book with lovely illustrations! 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 450.00 GBP
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