Title: The Genius Of Lothar Meggendorfer - A Movable Toy Book
Author: Maurice Sendak, Waldo H. Hunt
Illustrator: Jim Deesing
Year: 1985 (First Edition)
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Remarks: Tab missing on front cover
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: N/A
Description: Known and loved for his humorous art and witty verse, Meggendorfer was considered the greatest innovator and designer of moveable books.
Filled with examples of his imaginative characters, situations and complex actions, this unique edition gives and inside look at how his paper mechanics worked, revealing various levers attached with tiny rivets that allowed up to six movements by pulling just one tab.
Entertainment was his goal and this book is not only a nostalgic salute to his creative spirit, but an exciting selection of his showmanship to delight children and grown-ups everywhere.
All the tabs and mechanisms are in full working order, except for the one on the front cover, where the tab has been removed (visible on scan). The book is generally in very good condition, although a few pages show signs of handling. The pictorial boards are bumped as is the spine.
An extremely rare book.
Measures 31 cm × 22.5 cm (12.4″ × 9″). Folio. Unpaginated.