Spectacular Edwardian pop-up book celebrating airship flight across the globe.
"It must be strange indeed to sail / So quickly all about the sky;– / Great-Grandpa says he'd like to know / The next thing folks will want to try!"
This book fancifully describes various people's first impressions upon seeing airships at the beginning of the century, illustrated with four glorious color pop-ups of assorted airship designs. The first pop-up depicts British soldiers in their classic pre-WWI red uniforms; the second whimsically imagines a polar bear's reaction to a passing blimp; the third includes a background of hot air balloons amid park spectators; and the final pop-up shows an airship next to an early airplane hovering over the Statue of Liberty in New York. OCLC lists only four institutional holdings (Winterthur, Princeton, Penn State, and Cambridge). Rarely found intact and in such nice condition.
London & New York: Ernest Nister; E.P. Dutton. No. 3521, [circa 1910]. 7'' x 8''. Original quarter blue cloth, color pictorial paper boards. Text printed in brown. Illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings on every page and 4 color pop-ups.  pages. Presentation inscription dated 1912 on front pastedown, small stamp "G12945" on rear endpaper. Only slightest bit of rubbing to boards.
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