Orlando's Country Peepshow
Orlando's Country Peepshow

HALE, Kathleen (author and illustrator). Orlando's Country Peepshow.

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HALE, Kathleen (author and illustrator). Orlando's Country Peepshow. London; Folding Books Limited, printed by Jarrold and Sons. [1950].

Small square 8vo. Original patterned cloth-backed pictorial boards with original pale pink ties, opening to reveal 4 fine 3-dimensional scenes by Kathleen Hale featuring Orlando the Marmalade Cat, each representing one of the seasons of the year; a very good, sound and attractive copy with light overall dusting and rubbing, the usual rusting to staples at fore-edges, speckling to edges of book block, and some marking to lower cover, including vestiges of a small circular price label (sometime removed); internally crisp and clean; scarce.
First edition. A lantern book, or carousel, which can be tied at the fore-edge in its open state to form a free-standing nursery peepshow. The book is composed of 4 panoramic scenes in 3-dimensions, depicting Orlando and his family engaged in various seasonal activities.