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; in wonderful condition throughout, with light cover rubbing, mild abrasions to edges, and small wear to corner tips, and none of the expected tears or repairs to accordion folds; very scarce indeed.
First, and sole, edition; issued without a slipcase.