Vintage Pop up Books

Welcome to our video library of vintage pop up books.  This library contains pop up and moveable books from the second-half of the 19th century to the late 20th century.  We have these beautiful titles in our collection at the store and decided that they don’t do the world a lot of good stored in a safe.  So, we pulled them out and carefully filmed each one.

Each book has been carefully documented in both its description and its video.  Each video includes embed links so that you may select those videos of highest interest and embed it directly on another web page.  We encourage you to embed these videos and share these beautiful works of art with the world.

Panorama Pictures, 1894


Nister’s Panorama Pictures A Novel Colour Book for Children Copyright 1894 Ernest Nister, London E.P.  Dutton & Co. New York 10 in x 12 1/2 in. 25.8 cm x 31 cm. 27 Pages This beautiful book is a fine example of the pop up books produced by Ernest Nister (1842-1909) at the end of the […]

Peeps into Fairlyand, 1896


Peeps into Fairyland Nister Book # 633 Copyright, 1896 Ernest Nister, London Printed in Bavaria E.P. Dutton & Co., N.Y. 11 in. x 14 in.  27.8 cm x 30.8 cm This beautiful book is a fine example of the pop up books produced by Ernest Nister (1842-1909) at the end of the 19th century.  Nister […]

Daily Express Children’s Annual, 1931


Daily Express Children’s Annual No. 3 Copyright  1931 Edited by S. Louis Giraud The Lane Publications Daily Express Book Department, London 6 3/4 in.  x 8 3/4 in.   17.2 cm x  22.4 cm 95 pages, 7 pop-up “self-erecting models” Geopolitics touches everything, including the world of pop up books.  It was German artists and technology […]

Bible Scenes 1897

Bible Scenes

Bible Scenes And Sweet Stories of Old Nister Edition number 868 Copyright 1897 Ernest Nister, London E.P.  Dutton & Co. New York 9 1/4 in. x 11 1/2 in.    23.7 cm x 28.3 cm 25 pages This beautiful book is a fine example of the pop up books produced by Ernest Nister (1842-1909) at the […]

Blue Beard 1875


  Blue Beard Pantomime Toybooks Copyright McLoughlin Bros. N.Y. cs. 1875 7 1/2 in. 10 in.  19 cm x 26 cm. 10 Pages By the time this wonderful book was published, the market for moveable books in Europe and the United States was well established.  There were several types of moveable books—each with its own […]

Bunty, 1935


Bunty A “Magic Action” Book Copyright 1935, Whitman Publishing Co. Racine, Wisconsin 7 14 in. x 7 3/4 in  18.7 cm  x 20 cm 25 pages Whitman Publishing was a subsidiary of the Western Publishing Company.  The company existed from 1910 to 2001.  Western Publishing is best known for creating Little Golden Books.  However, the […]

The Empire Strikes Back, 1980

Empire Strikes Back

  Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back Illusrated by Patricia Wynne Paper Engineering by Ib Penick Copyright 1980 Lucasfilm Ltd. Published by Random House 6 3/4 in x 9 1/4 in  17.5 cm x 24cm 12 pages Through the 1970s and 1980s, Random House published a respectable number of interesting pop up books for a […]

Star Trek Pop Up 1977

Star Trek Pop UP 1979

Trillions of Trilligs is a classic pop up in many ways.  For those who are “Trekkies” this is a classic treatment of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek in all its futuristic and adventurous glory. The story is rather straight-forward.  The crew of the Enterprise is traveling through space when they receive a distress call from the […]

Tarzan Pop Up 1935

Tarzan 1935

Tarzan the pop up book is a true classic of both the legend of Tarzan and a beautiful example of pop up books in the 1930s. This is among a series of the the “New Adventures of Tarzan”.  After Tarzan was originally found, brought back to England and assumed his proper place as the heir […]

Superman Pop Up 1979

Superman Pop Up 1979

Superman can do everything.  This is obvious in this wonderful pp up book, printed in 1979 by Random House.  At this time, Random House was publishing a long list of pop-up books that reflected movies and juvenile heroes of the time. This book does not expand on Superman or his powers, it does not break […]