Warne's Picture Puzzle Toy Books. Holiday Fun
London: F. Warne & Co: . First Edition. Illustrated publisher's soft covers. Undated but late 19th century (1870). Six charming colour plates depicting children enjoying Christmas and other holidays. The idea was for a child to cut out and glue the figures from separate sheets (not included) on to the scenes to complete the pictures. Or, it is suggested, the blanks could be hand coloured. There is a note to say: Gum Arabic dissolved in boiling water is the best material to make the cut-out figures adhesive. 12 pages. 265 x 230 mm (10½ x 9 inches). Covers are a little soiled, and have moderate edge wear. Four pages are complete, and two partially complete. Signs of sheen from dried glue on some pages, and on back cover.