London: Dean & Son, n.d. (1858). First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #21697 .
4to. Cloth-backed pictorial boards; printed endpapers. Eight leaves of text each with a three-part pop-up operated by green ribbons. The corners and edges are worn, and the textblock has light soil in places. Six of the green ribbons have been expertly replaced, leaving two original ribbons, though they are fragile. The textbloxk is loose in the bonding, having pulled away from the thin threads that bound it. All in all a very good copy of a scarce survival.
Montanaro, p. 50, suggests that the publication date is 1865-1873. This copy bears an inscription dated 1868. In another entry (Aladdin) she notes that Dean & Son in 1855 was at 31 and 11 Ludgate Hill, but ten years later (i.e., 1865) moved to 65 Ludgate Hill, the date on this copy.
This is one of the earliest popup books available. It is shown as number 3 of the Scenic series.