New York: McGoughlin Bro's, 1880. Item #05546
A Scarce Aladdin 'Harlequinade' Movable
[MOVABLE BOOK]. Aladdin or the Wonderful Lamp. New York: McLoughlin Bro's, [ca. 1890].
Pantomime Toy Books. Quarto (9 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches; 248 x 188 mm.).  pp. With a central full color two-page color plate and a chromolithograph harlequinade of twelve double sided color illustrations of varying sizes telling the story of Aladdin.
Publisher's pale blue cloth over color pictorial boards. Rear cover in single color listing the five books in the Pantomime Series. Extremities of boards very slightly rubbed, stitching a little loose, otherwise an excellent example.
I have only seen this title once before which we sold to a University library in 1999.
The tale of Aladdin is found in The Arabian Nights tales or One Thousand and One Nights. It is a classic ‘rags to riches’ story featuring a young hero, a beautiful princess, an evil villain, and made complete with a magical genie (or two?). It has come to be one of the best-known and most retold fairy tales of all time.