(Pop-Up Books) The Publishing Archive of Lothar Meggendorfer

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The Publishing Archive of Lothar Meggendorfer.
New York: Justin G. Schiller, Ltd., 1975. Illustrated. With an introduction by Maurice Sendak.4to., [32] pp.;

printed pictorial stiff colored wrappers. Descriptive catalogue detailing corrected manuscripts, original mock-ups and proofs by Meggendorfer, the 19th century innovator of modern movable and mechanical books. This also contains the first appearance of Maurice Sendak’s important Appreciation on the genius of Meggendorfer, afterwards reprinted in CALDECOTT & CO and elsewhere. An essential reference for anyone interested in the development of movable and mechanical interactive books.