The Picture Post Coronation Peep-Show Book
The Picture Post Coronation Peep-Show Book
The Picture Post Coronation Peep-Show Book

DOUBLE PEEPSHOW - SMITH, Edwin (creator and illustrator). Olive COOK (contributor). The Picture Post Coronation Peep-Show Book.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II

DOUBLE PEEPSHOW - SMITH, Edwin (creator and illustrator). Olive COOK (contributor). The Picture Post Coronation Peep-Show Book. London; Hulton Press. 1953.

Small 4to. Original pictorial card covers with wrap-around design of Westminster Abbey printed in colours incorporating a viewing window, stapled to spine, containing a 32-page photo-illustrated booklet describing the Coronation ceremony and regalia alongside 13 variously-sized sheets of model parts printed in colours, designed to be excised and formed into a 7-layer accordion-folded lifting peepshow displaying the interior of Westminster Abbey on the occasion of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; a near fine copy, with only a touch of external rubbing, totally unused.
First edition of this unused peepshow. A fragile, and scarce, souvenir of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. This ingenious peep-show can be viewed from two perspectives, either through the oval window on the façade of the abbey or through the ruby on the Coronation Crown to the reverse, to show two different scenes in the interior of the church.
Sold with another copy of the first edition of the book which has been transformed into the completed peepshow. This latter copy with some light external dusting and slim pieces of old tape neatly affixed to two bellow folds.

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