The Pop-Up World of Ann Montanaro

NOT For Children



From the bottom up. [JPG 84K] [New York], New York Mutual Broadcasting System, [194-?].
Description: 26 x 35 cm. 24 pages.The book is dedicated "to the Gillette Safety Razor Company who have made the following pages possible. To Phillies Cigars, too, a sincere `thank you.'" Verses about baseball, horse racing, and football precede double-page pop-ups illustrating those sports. Printed on stiff board pages. From the concluding rhyme, it appears that the publication was designed to attract advertisers:

          From all of the preceding dope,
          One vital point pops up, we hope . . .
          We're entertaining millions who
          Will entertain a thought of you! 
This boxing pop-up, entitled "Everything is Jake, Mike..." can be viewed from front and back.

The ultimate pop-up cocktail book. [JPG 176K] By Michael Wells and Graham Brown. Geoffrey Appleton, illustrator. Paul Wilgress, paper engineer. London, Ward Lock, 1984.
Description: 27 cm. 14 pages. Thirty cocktail recipes fill the lush pages in this boldly illustrated work. Bartenders behind bars from the tropics, to Asia, England, and North America concoct exotic drinks that jump off the pages. A pull tab pops a cork out of a champagne bottle. A turning wheel moves a cocktail shaker, and a pop-up on every page offers the reader a tempting alcoholic beverage. The British bartender here holds up a drink while recipes on the bar list the ingredients for mixed drinks called a "silver jubilee," a "foxhound," and a "parson's particular."

The ultimate pop-up cocktail book. [JPG 71K] (same as previous page) At Friday's the bartender is serving a "Havana beach." Should you want to make the other drinks, there are recipes for a "muskmelon," and "corcobado," and a "pinacolada." When the tab on the right is pulled the contents of the drink disappear (which is one bar tab that should frighten nobody!)

Hugh Johnson's pop-up wine book. [JPG 93K] By Hugh Johnson. Ron Van der Meer, paper engineer. Van der Meer Paper Designs Ltd. Printed in Colombia, South America. New York, Harper and Row, 1989.
Description: 24 x 30 cm. 12 pages. The history, production, and pleasures of wine. Includes both a book-within-a-book of wine labels, a brochure for wine-tasting notes, and a wheel to match wine and food. Five double-page pop-ups and lift-the-flaps. Clearly not for children, this illustration shows six historical figures who were each dedicated wine lovers: Beethoven, Churchill, Cleopatra, Johnson, Napoleon, and Jefferson.

Hugh Johnson's pop-up wine book. [JPG 86K] By Hugh Johnson. Ron Van der Meer, paper engineer. Van der Meer Paper Designs Ltd. Printed in Colombia, South America. New York, Harper and Row, 1989.
Description: 24 x 30 cm. 12 pages. In most of France the word chateau means castle. But in Bordeaux it means wine estate. The roof of this chateau lifts up to show where the grapes are crushed, the fermentation vats, the storage barns, and the bottle store.

Alphabeta concertina. [JPG 57K] By Ronald King. Guildford, Surrey, England, Circle Press, 1983.
Description: 11 x 16 cm. A single strip of white paper is folded accordion-style to form 54 page surfaces, on every two of which is formed, by cutting of the paper, a letter of the alphabet. A M pop-up on one side of the strip and N Z on the other. The ends of the strip are pasted to separate boards. Only the boards, title page, and colophon contain printing. Issued in glassine box. Limited to 1,000 copies.
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