London: Strand Publications, no date [circa 1938]. [Pop-Up Fairy Tales] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 18cm), pp.. With four colour-illustrated pop-up scenes, a colour frontispiece and vignette title page, and several line-drawn illustrations, all by Wickham, and design and arrangement by Giraud. Publisher's colour illustrated paper-covered boards, with endpapers illustrated in blue. Main text heavily browned and spotted, but pop-ups crisp and clean, and in perfect working order. Light rubbing to cover, with a crease to spine. Near fine. Stephen Louis Giraud produced some of the first good quality pop-up books available after the First World War, following the demise of the high-end German pop-up industry. This is one of sixteen similar productions by Giraud published between 1929 and 1949, featuring the following eight stories: The Little Mermaid; The Wild Swans; The Nightingale; The Tinder-Box; The Snow Queen; Hans Clodhopper; The Swineherd; and The Garden of Paradise. Item #57820
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