The Jolly Jump-Ups Favorite Nursery Stories (1942)


First Edition of The Jolly Jump-Ups Favorite Nursery Stories,
With Six Beautiful Pop-Ups

(Pop-Ups and Moveables). Clyne, Geraldine, illustrator. The Jolly Jump-Ups Favorite Nursery Stories. Springfield, Massachusetts: McLoughlin Bros., 1942.

Oblong quarto. Hardcover.

First edition of this installment in the Jolly Jump-Ups series, with six beautiful and intact pop-ups illustrating famous nursery stories and fairy tales. Created by acclaimed author and illustrator Geraldine Clyne, The Jolly Jump-Ups series reflects the dominant culture (for good and for bad) of mid-century America. This volume, Nursery Stories, includes "The Three Little Pigs," "Little Black Sambo," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," and "Noah's Ark." All pop-ups lovely and fully functional with one tiny archival repair to mechanism on one page and one torn pop-out joint not affecting functionality, a few tiny spots to interior, light wear to binding and sunning to portion of rear board. A desirable copy.