'International circus' (1887).
Lothar Meggendorfer's circus panorama was first published in 1887 and remains the most famous of movable books. This facsimile dates from 1979.
Meggendorfer is often called the 'father' of the pop-up book. A German illustrator, he created his first movable books at the end of the 1880s, using a pull-tab to operate a complex mechanism.
This book featured in our pop-up and movable books display at the National Library of Scotland from 20 November 2013 to 19 January 2014.