Title: Metamorphosis.

Bibliographic Citation: Metamorphosis. [Cadiz, Ohio?] : H. Anderson, 1836.
PN970 A63 S36 1836 Rare Books/Special Collections – Children’s Collection (McLennan Bldg, 4th floor)

Notes: This is an early example of a flap book for children. The verse on the first page reads : Adam comes first upon the stage, And Eve from out his side, Who was given to him in marriage; Turn up and see his bride. Following the instructions on the verse, the child lifts the top flap, and Adam is transformed into Eve. In the second transformation, as the child lifts the bottom flap, Eve metamorphoses into a mermaid. The physical state of this book, torn, taped, and resown, demonstrates its popularity among young readers.

Language: English

Subject: Adam — (Biblical figure) — Pictorial works.
Eve — (Biblical figure) — Pictorial works.
Chapbooks — Specimens.
Chapbooks — Ohio — Cadiz — 19th century.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of: Children’s Collection

is Part Of Exhibition: People in the World of Print

Exhibition Theme: Children

Call Number: PN970 A63 S36 1836 Rare Books/Special Collections – Children’s Collection (McLennan Bldg, 4th floor)

Image Identifier: metamorphosis_1836_adam_eve_1-flapbook