Funny Folks Albums. Complete set of FOUR Miniature books with Panorama.

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Funny Folks Albums.Complete set of 4 Miniature books with Panorama.

The Titles as following:

‘Funny Folks Album. A River Excursion. Oblong in format, bound in colour decorated blue paper wrappers, illustration on lower cover. Inside is an 8 panel concertina panorama which opens vertically, on each panel is a large bright chromo-lithograph illustration with a humorous 4 or 5 line verse below. Two naughty children disobey Mother, play on the pond, fall in etc finishing with a punishment . The wrapper is worn and dusty and a little chipped; cover has been neatly repaired down the spine with white gummed tape; the first panel is attached but the other eight have detached from it; the folds are fragile and one has been neatly repaired, otherwise good.

‘Funny Folks Album. Master Chubb and his Dog’. Oblong in format, bound in colour decorated blue paper wrappers, illustration on lower cover. Inside is an 8 panel concertina panorama which opens vertically, on each panel is a large bright chromo-lithograph illustration with a humorous 6 line verse below. Adventures of a very naughty dog belonging to Master Chubb, who simply can’t contain himself when he spies geese, a boy, cattle, etc. Only the sight of a whip at the end brings contrition, which we trust is ephemeral. The dog looks most like a dachshund, although the breed isn’t specified, and one can’t be sure that is what the artist intended. The wrapper is chipped with small pieces missing; cover has been professionally repaired down the spine with Japanese tissue, otherwise good.

‘Funny Folks Album. The Artists Sorrows‘  Oblong in format, bound in colour decorated blue paper wrappers, illustration on lower cover. Inside is an 8 panel concertina panorama which opens vertically, on each panel is a large bright chromo-lithograph illustration with a humorous 4 line verse below. Adventures of an artist to visits a zoo to study animals in situ. He endeavors to draw and paint the animals despite all of the difficulties he faces only for him dropping his finished work and the wind carries it into the boar encampment who promptly eats his work The wrapper extremities have minor creases, the panorama is in very good condition.

‘Funny Folks Album. How Mousie was Caught’  Oblong in format, bound in colour decorated blue paper wrappers, illustration on lower cover. Inside is an 8 panel concertina panorama which opens vertically, on each panel is a large bright chromo-lithograph illustration with a humorous 4 line verse below. Adventures of two children trying to catch a mouse . The house suffers jugs of water, broken plates etc. to try and catch the mouse. The wrapper slightly dusty, very fragile along the hinge, front cover with small corner chip missing in lower right corner, and some of the other sheets are delicate but holding, otherwise in good condition.All volumes are scarce due to their ephemeral nature and rarely come up at auction.Only four titles in this series can be found in UK library’s.

All volumes are scarce due to their ephemeral nature and rarely come up at auction.Only four titles can be found in UK library’s.

Size of folded book 67 x 115 mm, 2 5/8 x 4½ inches

Size of book and panorama  6.5 x 78cm [2.5 x 31 inches]

 

Item details

No publisher given but the name James Daniels, Aberdeen, has come up at the Library in Scotland . But also, which I think is more likely, it the information on  Wikipedia. There was a magazine titled ‘Funny Folks’ a British periodical published between 1874 and 1894. It was published in London by Scottish newspaper proprietor James Henderson. These were often satirical in tone, with some by john Proctor known as Puck, and some from German and French sources. It was aimed at an adult lower middle-class audience, rather than at children, and benefited from innovations in the use of cheap paper . I suspect these relate to the periodical. I have only ever seen three titles in this series. Not only that, John Proctor who worked regularly on Young Folks and Funny Folks, is very similar to the illustrations found in these albums. Due to greedy hackers the whole library system in the UK is unable to be utilized. So unable to continue my research. There is only one set held listed on Jisc Library Hub and a small number of single issues.

Item details

Publisher: Funny Folks
Date: 1890
Book ID: 60003641

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