Anno's Magical ABC, an anamorphic alphabet
Anno's Magical ABC, an anamorphic alphabet
Anno's Magical ABC, an anamorphic alphabet

ABC - ANNO, Mitsumasa & Masaichiro ANNO (illustrators). Anno's Magical ABC, an anamorphic alphabet.

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ABC - ANNO, Mitsumasa & Masaichiro ANNO (illustrators). Anno's Magical ABC, an anamorphic alphabet. New York; Philomel Books. 1981.

Slim 4to.; publisher's pictorial boards, with integrated pocket to inner rear cover containing original sheets of mirrored paper in sealed cello, as issued; in repeat dustwrapper; an upside-down book with pictorial title-pages in colours and 2 introductory leaves printed reversibly to both front and rear, with a section of instructions to the centre, with a total of 52 fine coloured plates forming 2 distinct alphabets (one in upper case, the other in lower case) each designed in swirling and distorted anamorphic style, one featuring magic symbols and the other animals, with 26 flower drawings alongside; a fine, uninscribed copy in a very nearly fine price-clipped dustwrapper, with the smallest signs of external handling; internally unused.
First U.S. edition; published the previous year in Kobe, Japan. A magic book by world-famous artist Mitsumasa Anno and his son Masaichiro in which the illustrations may only been viewed in correct proportion in a curved mirror which can be simply fabricated by forming the sheets of mirrored paper supplied at the rear into a tubular shape.

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