- London : Dean & Son, 
- Physical Description:
- 24 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsPZ6 .D56 1869+ OversizeYale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon FundView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Undetermined
- An advertisement for the present work ("ready December 10th") was published in The Bookseller, Dec. 13, 1869, page 1196.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original illustrated boards.
Six children's stories, each illustrated with one "dioramic page" -- an illustration hinged at the foot, to be raised in front of a strong light. When the light passes through the sheet, an image from a second color illustration (beneath the surface illustration) becomes visible, revealing a transformation. For example, the outer illustration in one diomaric page depicts the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. When backlit, Vesuvius erupts, with added smoke, lava, and moonlight.
- Subject Terms:
- Amusements -- Great Britain.Children's stories, English.Toy and movable books -- Specimens.
- Chromolithographs -- 1869.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
- The Gipsy tent, or, Lost and Found --The Child and the Flowers --The Miller's Son, or the Heedless Yet Heroic
- The Blacksmith's Daughter, or Fog and Fear
- The Faithful Nurse
- The Little Drummer Boy.
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