Featuring a title from the Libraries' pop-up book collection and current exhibition, Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn.
Dean & Son, a British publisher produced a large number of movable books from the 1840s through 1880s introducing innovative cut-paper and pull tab mechanisms. In the 1850s, Dean created their “New Scenic Books” series of which Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper is an example. As the story is being read, cut-paper illustrated forms connected by ribbon are unfolded giving the appearance that they are popping up from the page surface. This work contains several such pop-up stage set illustrations that dramatically enhance this well-known fairy tale.—Stephen Van Dyk
Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper. London: Dean & Son, c.1850.