Nicholas Nickleby


Cartoon version/adaptation of part of the Charles Dickens' story Nicholas Nickleby.

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[30] : chiefly ill. ; 42 x 53 mm.

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Massmann, Robert E. Creation Date: Unknown.


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Cartoon version/adaptation of part of the Charles Dickens' story Nicholas Nickleby.

Physical Description

[30] : chiefly ill. ; 42 x 53 mm.


Unique volume created by binding frames of a cartoon salvaged from a carnival viewing machine (nickleodeon).

Cartoon strip marked "[copyright] Stephen Slesinger Inc, N.Y."

From the personal collection of Robert E. Massmann, with his bookplate inside front cover.

Donated to the Miniature Book Collection in honor of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Rare Book & Texana Collections.

Gift: November 2006.

Bound in blue leatherette with applied printed label on cover. In blue card slipcase with applied printed label.

Robert E. Massmann, author, librarian, and publisher of miniature books under his imprint REM Miniatures. Massmann assembled a major collection of miniature books, and is a founding member of the Miniature Book Society.

Stephen Slesinger (December 25, 1901-December 17, 1953). American, of Hungarian descent. Radio, television, and film producer and businessman. Created various comic book characters, and was one of the first to license characters for children. Older brother of author Tess Slesinger, Stephen began as a literary agent, representing such authors as Hendrik Willem van Loon (1st Newbery Award winner), Zane Grey, and Will James. He began to acquire rights to cartoon and literary characters, and was important in the development of moving picture cartoons. He created Winnie the Pooh Sunday morning cartoon - the first such. Slesinger also acquired the right to Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan character, and Alley Oop, Tom Mix, Charlie Chan, Buck Rugers, and others. Later, Slesinger began to develop original characters, including Red Ryder and King of the Royal Mounted, the Mountie who always got his man. Slesinger also acquired the right to make the television show Blondie.


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Massmann, Robert E. Nicholas Nickleby, book, Date Unknown; New York. ( accessed January 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library,; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.