This catalogue, produced by Marlborough Rare Books Ltd,lists a vast number of optical, pre-cinema toys and peep shows, including a concertina-folding peepshow of the Coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838, which reveals the view of the coronation, when fully extended. There are also items of pre-cinema equipment, such as 'The Cinematograph-Toy which, when the handle is cranked, shows a moving image by quickly flicking through a set of cards. Each item is listed with a price, a detailed title, and a description of how the item works, and what it depicts.Many of the items replicate those held in the museum's collections

Item number 83469
Category Brochure
Type Reference
Language English
Country of origin UK