The Three Kittens.
The Three Kittens.

The Three Kittens.

London: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Designed in England, Printed in Germany, [n.d., ca. 1895]. First printing? The present item was probably part of the Panorama Toy Booklets series published by Raphael Tuck & Sons. The title-page indicates that it is “No. 25.” A set of twelve of the Panorama Toy Booklets were published in a box set as the Youngsters Library, though The Three Kittens was not included in that set. Each panel with a different die-cut embossed chromolithograph plate showing three kittens losing their pairs of mittens, being chastised by their mother, finding the mittens, and having pie. Some light soiling and a bit of faint toning to verso, but overall a good, very bright and clean copy of a rare item. Bound in accordion format. Joints have been reinforced on verso, which forces the item to fold into only three sections (rather than six). 6 panels, each 3 in. by 4 in. Folds out to 3 in. by 17 in. Printed on one side only. Item #16826

OCLC lists no other copies matching the exact description of this item. Raphael Tuck & Sons also printed The Three Kittens, sometimes titled as The Three Little Kittens, on linen and in sixteen-page books in boards, but there are no copies on OCLC in the panorama format.

The Bookseller: A Handbook of British and Foreign Literature (1892), p. 1045.

Price: $375.00