(Movable Book)

The Royal Punch & Judy as Played Before the Queen at Windsor Castle & the Crystal Palace.

London: Dean & Son, (c. 1870). Quarto. (8)pp. All pages feature a scene from Punch and Judy at the top, cast against a shadowy stage and hand-colored. The scenes are animated by pulling a tab at the bottom of the page, below the play's script and an image of a musician alternately singing, playing the pipes, blowing a horn, and beating a drum. The moveable images and script bear all the classic brutality and morbidity of Punch and Judy, including beatings and an encounter with a demon in prison. Bound in cloth with pictorial paper covers. General rubbing to exterior, some soiling to interior that does not affect images, else near fine. Inscription from former owner on front pastedown. Item #28583

Price: $1,250.00