Einberg Pop-Up Books Collection
Reference: EINBERG POP-UP BOOKS Date: c. 1938 -2014 Extent: c. 200 volumes
A collection of pop-up books of all varieties, chiefly produced for children in the 1970s and 1980s.
The collection comprises around 200 volumes with a range of topics from Bible stories to Games of Thrones; fine art and architecture to the royal family.
While most of the books were produced for children, there are some exceptions: some humorous and others highly stylised and detailed.
More surprising items in the collection include paper and cardboard toys mimicking everyday items such as a hamburger, a handbag and a sandwich.
The collection was donated to the Library in 2021 by Elizabeth Einberg, the former Tate curator and art historian. She collected these pop-up books following her personal interest in paper engineering.
- This collection is currently uncatalogued. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There are a number of pop-up books in other collections: