A curious production from the early 1920s intended to mimic motion in a book for young readers. Each "movie" is viewed by turning back successive panels on a scored page to reveal new scenes. While a bit awkward to manipulate, the idea works well enough to entertain and delight. Wonder movies by Victor M Earle; Illustrated by Benjamin Seielstad (Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Page, 1923).
May 26, 2009
Les Jeux des jeunes garçons représentés en 25 gravures à l'aqua-tints d'après les dessins de Xavier Le Prince ; avec l'explication détaillée des règles de chaque jeu ; accompagnées de fables nouvelles par MM. Armand-Gouffé, Le Franc, etc. et suivis d'anecdotes relatives à chaque jeu. (A Paris : Chez P.C. Lehuby, [n.d., after 1822?]) Noted as “sixieme edition” in the preface. - Scenes of juvenile ludic life in France in the early part of the 19th century. -
May 18, 2009
Enciclopedia de la Infancia, a complete run of a little-known periodical published to educate children by the director of the Escuela Normal Mercantil in Valparaiso, Chile in 1857. The editor, Enrique M. de Santa Olalla, appears to have produced the majority of each issue by hand.
February 26, 2009
Happy Holidays to all the Tramps and Trinkets, here and abroad. (Selected images from a saleman's sample book: Tramp and Trinkets Abroad and Other Stories by Mary C. Crowley, Frances A. Humphrey and others. Boston: D. Lothrop Company. Copyright 1892)
December 25, 2008
The Book of accidents: designed for young children. New Haven : S. Babcock, Sidney's press, 1831.
June 23, 2008