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FS: New Adventures of Tarzan Pop-Up (1935)



[#3000] Burroughs, Edgar Rice: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF TARZAN "POP-UP".=20
Chicago: Pleasure Books, Inc, 1935. 1st ed. Boards, Square 12mo, [20] pp.=
=20
(Slesinger, Stephen illust.) Very Good: owner signature front cover,
interior Near Fine. A Blue Ribbon Press Book, out of print. Blue Ribbon
Press, founded in the 1930s, found success in combining movable
illustrations with popular characters. It was Blue Ribbon that coined the
term "Pop-Up." This book was chosen as one of the one hundred best pop-up
books ever published by Albert Tillman, and is featured on the cover of
his book "Pop-Up! Pop-Up!" Tarzan's adventures in Guatemala with Ula Vale
(no Jane here) are enhanced with Slesinger illustrations and three
full-spread pop-ups: "The Ape-man swings through the trees,"  "Tarzan
attacks the Crocodile" and "Tarzan and Ula." The pop-ups are not simple
fanfold type, but elegant mechanisms: Tarzan twists as he strides the
crocodile, which in turn snaps its jaws shut; the sail of Tarzan and Ula's
boat turns to a right angle to the page, giving the scene a dimensionality
that compliments the two-sided printing throughout. Complex paper models
that show what could be achieved with clever engineering even in 'early'
pop-up books. Scarce in any condition, this copy is evaluated as Very Good
rather than Near Fine only due to the ink on the front cover, very light
shelf wear and small tears near the staple binding (which do not effect
the pop-ups). A handsome addition to any pop-up collection, never
reprinted. $425.00

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