May 16, 2017 - Sale 2448

Sale 2448 - Lot 37

Price Realized: $ 469
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 350 - $ 500
(CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) BURNSIDE, H.M. Wonderland Pictures. Decorations by "Gar." 6 full-page colored illustrations on revolving discs with action that reveal geometric patterns, all in good working order. 4to, publisher's 1/4 cloth-backed pictorial boards, rear board scuffed; title gutter partly split but holding firm. London/New York: E. Nister/E.P. Dutton, [circa 1890]

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first edition. "Ernest Nister produced one of the most striking of his moveables in Wonderland Pictures ... The scenes operated in a slightly different manner from previous items of this kind, in that each was made up of six interlocking sections which, when a tab in the frame was pulled, slid away to reveal a kaleidoscopic effect" (Haining).