“THEY WERE SO HAPPY THEY COULD HARDLY CONTAIN THEMSELVES”: First Edition of The Pop-Up Minnie Mouse
The Pop-Up Minnie Mouse.
Item Number: 54018
New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1933.
First edition of this early pop-up book. Octavo, original pictorial paper boards. Disney Studio illustrations and 3 double page color pop-ups.
"As the Depression years deepened, American book publishers sought ways to rekindle book buying… Blue Ribbon Publishing of New York found a combination that proved successful. They animated Walt Disney characters and fairy tales with pop ups," becoming "the first publisher to use the term… to describe movable illustrations" (Montanaro, xix). In good condition with some rubbing and wear.