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Dioramic pages.
London : Dean & Son, [1869]
Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PZ6 .D56 1869+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
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.
Transparent prints.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Dean & Son, publisher.

  • 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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