Nov 21, 2013 - Sale 2332

Sale 2332 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
BIRTH OF THE "POP-UP" BOOK (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.) Collodi, Carlo. The "Pop-Up" Pinocchio. 4 double-page colored pop-up illustrations, other illustrations in the text and pictorial endpapers by Harold Lentz. 4to, publisher's pictorial boards, mild shelf wear; dust jacket, overall slight tanning, some creasing with a few nicks, minor scattered soiling; last signature splitting, four functioning full-color pop-ups in very good condition. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, (1932)

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first edition. Harold Lentz and Blue Ribbon Books coined the phrase "Pop-Up Book" which they soon patented. Pinocchio was one of the first two books issued in this format, and was still pending at the time of publication; the verso of the title-page stating "Patents applied for."