New York: McLoughlin (early 1880's) heavy card covers with pale blue, gilt, and red line borders to full illustration of princess asleep, on back pantomime players with portraits of the five pantomime books, 7.5 x 10"; 8 pages of text plus chromolith. Toploader large novelty moveable.
Constructed with 4 pages of text on front and back (poem and story); inset in these is a one sided full colour proscenium with orchestra players below and empty theater boxes, inset in this is a booklet of eight pages and within each spread of this booklet both a smaller and larger strip, making 13 pages of bright and detailed full chromolitho illustrations as the pages and strips are turned.
CONDITION: Good; Dec. 10, 1883 prize for speaking inscription to Elma Schwinn; tight, but spine paper is cracked with missing chips, both boards show horizontal crease all across which is evident on the inside of the top board, corners moderately rubbed and bumped, small spot on Beauty; text pages clean and toned; half inch closed margin tear on proscenium page; booklet is a bit loose at bottom, but chromolithos are fine, unwrinkled and bright. Item #21889