RARE DOUBLE-VIEW TUNNEL BOOK
[TUNNEL BOOK] FREEDMAN, Barnett (illustrator). In Winter & In Summer, You Can Be Sure of Shell. London; Vincent Brooks, Dry and Son, Ltd. .
Original colour-lithographed boards (235 x 145mm), designed and drawn on stone by Barnett Freedman, forming an eight-layer coloured lithographed diorama, or tunnel book, with bold advertising panels to the sides ('Be up-to-date Shellubricate") printed in russet; the cover with two adjacent oval viewing windows giving on to a pair of remarkable three-dimensional scenes: one a busy urban scene after dark, featuring a gas-lit street of shoppers with buses and taxis; the other a summer view along an avenue of trees; beautifully preserved in fine condition with just minor dusting and very faint foxing, confined to the lower board, otherwise crisp fresh, unrubbed, and unfaded, with none of the expected tears or repairs to accordion folds; a rare survival.
First, and sole, edition; issued without a slipcase.