New York: WIlliam Morrow and Company, 1941. First edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Illustrated by the author.. Thin folio. (40)pp. Beige textured paper over boards printed in dark brown on the spine and the upper board. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated throughout by Wolo in monochrome and occasionally full color. One board edge bumped else this is a fine copy. The dustwrapper has a couple of short closed marginal tears and a bit of roughnes at the spine tip else it is in near fine condition. It is price-clipped.Inscribed by Wolo on the page facing the title page. Not only inscribed, but with original full color art of Sir Archibald reading and wishing best wishes "To Maxine...from all of us animals and Wolo." Wolo (Baron Wolff von Falkenstein) was a refugee form Nazi Germany who took up residence in San Francisco where he worked for the Chronicle and developed his superb artistic ability.
(Inventory #: 19636)
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