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[Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Pop-Up Book]

Description: Photographs of Lewis Carrol's " Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: A Pop-Up Book," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book is an illustration of Alice, a young blonde girl in a white dress standing on yellow ground. Behind her are characters in fancy clothes, the sky a pale blue at the top. The title of the book is in a white banner at the top. Image 2, pop-up of the whole Alice goes down composed of thin swirled paper. This is on a page titled "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole" followed by some text. Image 3, side view of hole pop-up. Image 4, closeup of a pop-up of Alice going down the hole to Wonderland. Image 5, view from the top of Alice going down the hole to Wonderland. On the page to the right of it under some text is a smaller pop-up of Alice in a long hallways with a rabbit standing up next to her. Image 6, closeup of the inside of the hole Alice goes down. Image 7, pop-up of a deck of cards formed in arch with Alice under it.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Application 524248 for Mileage Ration]

Description: Photograph of an application for oil rations held by UNT Special Collections as part of the Rare Book & Texana Collections. It is a form that needs to be filled out in order to receive oil rations for driving and travel. It is filled out by "Mrs. Abbie F. Stevens" for use at "20 Riverview Ave." in Waltham, Massachusetts. There are logged dates when gallons of oil were delivered and who delivered the gallons. The form is number "V-534248M-5".
Date: October 15, 2014
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Application 524250 for Mileage Ration]

Description: Photograph of an application for oil rations held by UNT Special Collections as part of the Rare Book & Texana Collections. It is a form that needs to be filled out in order to receive oil rations for driving and travel. It is filled out by "Mrs. Abbie F. Stevens" for use at "20 Riverview Ave." in Waltham, Massachusetts. There are logged dates when gallons of oil were delivered and who delivered the gallons. The form is number "V-534250M-5".
Date: October 15, 2014
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Astronauts on the Moon: The Story of the Apollo Moon Landings]

Description: Photographs of Stanley Hendricks' "Astronauts on the Moon: The Story of the Apollo Moon Landings," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book is black with an illustration of an astronaut in space with the title on the right in white. Image 2, pop-up of two bright blue pages with a space pod pop-up, showing it is crashing into the water with a red and white striped raft next to it.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Beauty and the Beast: with Five Set Scenes & Nine Trick Changes, Home Pantomime Toy Books]

Description: Photographs of "Beauty and the Beast" from the Home Pantomime Toy Books series by Dean & Sons, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book has the words "Home Pantomime Toy Book" at the top, the second word is red and the rest baby blue. Most of the page is an illustration of a clown, with an officer to its left and a woman behind him with a man in a color outfit by him, and someone laying under the white orb the clown is sitting on. In the orb is the book title in orange/red. The bottom of the cover has a further description of the books contents that says "Five Set Scenes & Nine Trick Changes." Image 2, illustration inside the book. The illustration is of an audience watching a play inside of a theater, the set they are watching of giant tree trunks with faces, a man in a yellow an orange suit and black hat pointing at them. Above the stage parts of the red curtain can be seen with an intricate and decorated wall above the stage.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Better to See You With]

Description: Photographs of the 2001-2002 artist's book competition winner "The Better to See You With" created by Herman Iselin. Wolf fur binding and embroidered red velvet end papers enclose pages with the story of Little Red Riding Hood embossed in Braille. The book was designed as a concept piece, which would allow a blind child to experience the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The cover of the book is a square shaped blob of grey fur. Image 2, top of closed book. The grey fur of the cover can be seen, inside of it the book cover is red with white pages. Image 3, inside title. The furry book is propped open upright, the page on the left showing the velvety red inside cover. On it are the words "Little Red Riding Hood in red. The page on the right is blank. Image four, braille writing. The photo is a closeup of a white page filed with braille, the red and furry cover partially seen.
Date: 2001/2002
Creator: Iselin, Herman
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Bookano Stories: with Pictures That Spring Up in Model Form No. 4]

Description: Photographs of "Bookano Stories with Pictures That Spring Up in Model Form" edited by S. Louis Giraud, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book is an illustration royalty riding in a carriage, including a queen in extravagant clothes, a man in a striped outfit and a few children sitting around the. The carriage is gold with colorful ribbon around the top, water and buildings seen in the background. The title is at the top in red letter, with the subtitle in blue. Image 2, pop-up of Pan playing a pipe in the wood, surrounded by trees with colorful scenery and animals in the trees. In front of it the page is titled "The Pipes of Pan." Image 3, hands holding on to a colorful pop-up while setting a white weighted string over it. Image 4, two hands propping up the pop-up of Pan, with the page in front of it a bright yellow and the page behind it showing a dark night. Image 5, front view of the pop-up of Pan showing the colorful parts around the trees, the top of it a dark bright blue with a bright yellow moon partially seen. Image 6, closeup of front view of Pan pop-up. Image 7, top view of Pan pop-up with a white weighted string over the page in front of it. Image 8, pop-up on two black pages with a red circle in the middle framed by black and then white. The pop-up is of a Dalmatian with a huge head and its red tongue sticking out. Image 9, side view of Dalmatian pop-up. Image 10, front vie of Dalmatian pop-up. Image 11, top vie closeup of Dalmatian pop-up with more focus on its giant red tongue.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Bookano Stories: with Pictures That Spring Up in Model Form No. 9]

Description: Photographs of volume No.9 of "Bookano Stories with Pictures That Spring Up in Model Form," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book has the title at the top in orange letters framed by yellow. The cover is completely covered in an illustration of a king sitting on a chair under a tent, with his guard and other workers by him. Outside the tent in front of them are several commoners looking to the king. Image 2, front view of a pop-up of a man in a yellow robe and turban sitting in fancy room, two women in dressed up clothes sitting on either side of him. Behind them are servants, in the top left corner is a lantern. Image 3, far away front view of pop-up of man and two women with servants behind them. Image 4, top view of man and two women pop-up. Image 5, pop-up of 2 yellow pages with a thick colored frame. In the middle of both pages is a pop-up of a white table with different figures, such as a nutcracker, sitting around it. On the right is a pop-up of a maid standing by them.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Brazil: Provincial Railroads

Description: Map showing provincial railroads in Brazil as of 1876, indicating (with red ink) those already built, in the process of being built, and projected to be built. Includes 2 tables listing location, length, distance from Rio de Janeiro and other statistics of the railroads.
Date: 1876
Creator: Imperial Instituto Artístico (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Carte du Gouvernement de l'Amerique.

Description: Chart describing the governmental structure of the political entities of the Americas circa 1719 as well as a general overview, including 4 drawings and 1 map. Contents: Instruction généralle -- Conseil de l'Amerique Septentrionalle -- Conseil de Terre Ferme -- Conseil de l'Amerique Meridionalle -- Gouvernement Ecclésiastique -- Pais de l'Amerique appartenant aux autres puissances de l'Europe -- Carte de l'Amerique -- Revenue des Arch. et Eveschez de l'Amerique.
Date: 1719
Creator: Chatelain, Henri Abraham
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Le Chaperon Rouge]

Description: Photographs of "Le Chaperon rouge" (The Red Riding Hood), held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book contains an illustration framed an intricate gold frame. The illustration is of a young girl with red cap and dress, holding a basket filled with goodies. In front of her is a wolf. They are standing in the woods, the title at the top. Image 2, illustration of the young girl in red, retracting with a scared look from the wolf wearing a night cap in front of her in the bedroom they're in. The page on the left of it contains text with a sketch of a wolf in the top left and a sketch of the girl and wolf on the bottom right.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

A Chart of the Gulf Stream

Description: Map of the Gulf Stream from Florida and the Bahama Islands at lower left of map, up along the coast of North America, and to Newfoundland and the Grand Banks at upper right of map, as charted by Benjamin Franklin. At left side is text describing the journey from Newfoundland west and south along the Atlantic coast. In the text, "Gulf" is spelled "Gulph" Labrador is labeled as "Land of the Eskimaux's". Inset at upper left is a map of the Atlantic Ocean, showing the Gulf Stream.
Date: 1786
Creator: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Partner: UNT Libraries

[A Christmas Carol, Mini Classics]

Description: Photograph of Stephanie Laslett's "A Christmas Carol" from the Mini Classics Series, held by UNT Special Collections. There is an illustration of a man in a black top hat and grey coat with three children in scarves and other winter clothes, snow lightly falling around them. They are looking at a window with holiday decorations on it. The title is at the top in a tan block, and the illustrator' name at the bottom. Under the part with the illustration the dark red cover of the book can be seen.
Date: November 11, 2013
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Comic Actors: A New Movable Toybook]

Description: Photographs of "Comic Actors: A New Movable Toybook" by Lothar Meggendorfer, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book has the title at the top in big black letters, the word "Actors" diagonal. Around the title is a thin red design around it. The illustration is on the bottom of the cover of a man with white hair playing a violin and wearing a red coat and white shirt, with a checkered floor under him and the publishing information on the bottom right. Image 2, "The Dancing Master" poem on the left page with the movable illustration the right page of man with white hair playing a violin and wearing a red coat and white shirt, as well as long white socks and pointed black shoes on a checkered brown floor. Image 3, "The Lady Singer" poem on left page with a movable illustration on the right page of a doll-like woman in a bright blue dress with a white ruffled collar and a blue and white feathered hair accessory. She holds a guitar as she plays it, and sits on a green bench with the floor in front of her having a flower pattern. Image 4, "The Photographer" poem on left page with a movable illustration on the right of a man in a brown coat and striped blue pants, with a mustache and hair to his ears, standing in front of a light brown wooden camera covered by a cloth. In the background is a window with buildings seen through it.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Creation: A Pop-up Book]

Description: Photographs of Brian Wildsmith's "The Creation: Pop-up Book," held by UNT Special Collections.The cover is blue with color shapes around it. Covering most of the front is a circular illustration rimmed by gold, the illustration inside of it is of several animals in different colors with a mountain in the background and a pink sky with the title over it. Image 2, blue pages with colorful illustration plants across both pages. In the middle is a pop-up of a white flower. Image 3, illustration and pop-up of birds in nature and trees, the illustration filled with bright green, yellow and orange colors.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

De Cust van Westindien van La Desconoscida tot C. Escondido

Description: Map of the coastline along the western part of the Gulf of Mexico, starting in the south (left) at a point labeled "La Desconoscida" and ending in the north (right) at "C[iudad] Escondido." Segments of the coastline are shaded in red, yellow, and green, with labels for river mouths, ports, islands, and other points along the coast.
Date: 1680
Creator: Roffeveen, Arent, -1679
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Daily Express Children's Annual: All the Coloured Pictures rise up in model form No.2]

Description: Photographs of "Daily Express Children's Annual" No.2 edited by S. Louis Giraud, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book is black with the title at the top in white letters, the rest of it containing an illustration a redhead boys riding a donkey that is jumping out of an open book.Next to the book under the donkey is another little boy, and another animal is jumping out of the book. Image 2, book laid out flat with a pop-up in the middle of both of a figure in green on a small wooden boat on the sea water, and a small white animal at the front of the boat. On each side of the pop-up is text of a poem. Image 3, front view of a pop-up of a circus member flipping over the bars, a monkey on one side and a clown on the other.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Dean & Son's Moveable Book of the Royal Punch & Judy as Played before the Queen at Windsor Castle & the Crystal Palace]

Description: Photographs of Dean & Son's Moveable Book of the "Royal Punch & Judy as Played before the Queen at Windsor Castle & the Crystal Palace," held by UNT Special Collections. The book cover contains an illustration of a puppet theater front with two puppet dolls and a dog peeking out, the background behind them green. Outside of them the cover is blue with red and gold colors. Above the frame of the entrance is the word "price" and "2/s" inside red framed by gold. Under the puppet illustration is a banner of red made to look like a wrinkled curtain, with an insignia of a lion and horse with another symbol in between them. The title is in the green background behind the puppets. Image 2, page with a movable pop-up at the top of puppet theater with a puppet wearing a red and yellow outfit. To its left is a jumping dog, the opening framed by gold fringe. Under the pop-up is text on the left and to the right an illustration of a young man holding a drum and playing a harmonica. Image 3, side view of page with movable pop-up of puppet theater.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

La fausse magie

Description: This is a ca. [1775] printed copy of the libretto of "La fausse magie" (The false magic), a two-act comic opera by Jean François Marmontel, set to music by Grétry. [The opera was staged for the first time at the Théâtre Français à La Haye, on Thursday, November 30, 1775.] The final scene of act two contains the music of the couplets on pp. 47-48. The library's copy of the libretto is bound with the libretto of M. Anseaume's comic opera, "Le tableau parlant."
Date: 1775
Creator: Marmontel, Jean François, 1723-1799
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Finnie the Fiddler: Pictures Come to Life!]

Description: Photographs of Julian Wehrs "The Exciting Adventures of Finnie the Fiddler," held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book is a bright yellow, with different illustration of figures, such as a boy playing the fiddle and a tiger. The title is in the middle in bold red letters. All the little illustrations are in a blue circle, which is surrounded by musical notes. At the top are the words "Pictures Come To Life" and "You can really make them move, Watch them play." Image 2, illustration of 3 young children sitting at desks in a classroom. In front of them is a teacher behind her desk yelling at them with her finger pointed. Through the window a sunny day can be seen, the page on the left is filled with text and a blue sketch of a little boy.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Der fliegende Koffer]

Description: Photographs of "Der fliegende Koffer" (The Flying Trunk) by Hans Christian Andersen, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book contains the title at the top in red, with an illustration of a green trunk flying in the air with a man flailing inside of it. In the background our thin pointy towers that are gold in color, and even further back a boat can bee seen sailing on the water. Image 2 contains a pop-up of a water fountain in the middle of a courtyard of a castle, a man in a red robe (who is the Sultan) standing on the right, a woman with a face/head covering holding a baby and a man with a turban holding a staff in the back. In front of the pop-up is the illustration of an open book with the story inside it.
Date: March 2, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Floegels Geschichte des grotesk komischen, bearbeitet]

Description: Photograph of "Flogels Geschichte des Grotesk komischen" (Flogel's story of the grotesquely funny, edited) by Karl Friedrich Flogel, held by UNT Special Collections. The cover of the book is tan with a brown spine and brown right corners. Over the front is a giant black circle filled with small white illustrations of people. In the middle of it is a brown circle with a gold knight and gold lettering. Surrounding the black circle is a brown rim filled with gold lettering.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Frank Feignwell's Attempts to Amuse His Friends on Twelfth-Night: Exhibited in a Series of Characters]

Description: Photograph of "Frank Feignwell's Attempts to Amuse His Friends on Twelfth-Night: Exhibited in a Series of Characters," held by UNT Special Collections. The small white paper book is framed by little figures all around. The title is in big letters over half the page, under the title is information about the publishers S. and J. Fuller.
Date: March 1, 2020
Creator: Gellner, Megan
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections