Mother Goose (1934)


The Blue Ribbon "Mother Goose"

(Pop-Ups and Moveables). The "Pop-Up" Mother Goose. The Illustrated Pop-Up Edition. New York: Blue Ribbon, 1934.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this early Blue Ribbon pop-up book, with three double-page pop-ups depicting scenes from Mother Goose. Illustrated by C. Carey Cloud and Harold B. Lentz, The Pop-Up Mother Goose published by Blue Ribbon Press is an early American example of the pop-up book. It features several in-text black-and-white illustrations and three pop-up double-page illustrations in full color including Mother Goose flying on her gander; the King and Queen looking in horror at their blackbird pie; and Humpty Dumpty post-crash with the King's men looking on. This version of Mother Goose features many of the traditional rhymes, unaltered in any notable way. Contemporary Xmas inscription in margin. Very nearly fine condition.