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Buck Rogers [in the] 25th Century, Featuring Buddy and Allura in "Strange Adventures in the Spider Ship"
Chicago: Pleasure Books, Inc., The Illustrated Pop-Up Edition, A Blue Ribbon Press Book, 1935. Hardcover. Very Good. Large octavo size, [17] pp., three pop-ups in excellent condiiton. Creator Philip Nowlan and cartoonist Dick Calkins developed the illustrated "Buck Rogers" character as a comic strip; it became so successful it was later adapted to film and television, eventually becoming an important part of American popular culture. The development of the technology necessary for space travel was happening at this time, and Buck Rogers and his adventures made many Americans comfortable with the idea of space travel. This pop-up book from 1935 features the characters Buddy Deering and Allura of Mars, who "became supreme monarchs of the planet Venus" (quote from story). Featuring three full-page, full-colour lithograph pop-ups, all in fine working condition.___DESCRIPTION: Pictorial cardboard covers with stapled binding, two of the pop-ups anchored by each of the boards, the third placed at the center of the book, the story interspersed with quarter-page black and white illustrations; an almost square, large octavo in size (9.25" by 8"), [17] pp. not including pop-ups.___CONDITION: Overall very good plus, the three pop-ups all in excellent working condition, the binding strong and solid, the book free of prior owner markings; some overall edgewear, some minor soiling to the first few pages.___POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the standard shipping charge does not always cover costs; please inquire for details.___Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.
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