1963 · New York
by FREEMAN, Don
New York: The Viking Press, 1963. First Edition. First printing. Quarto (28cm); blue pictorial publisher's cloth in blue pictorial dustwrapper; 56pp. Handling wear and soiling; tear and warping to spine hinge at heel, with corresponding creasing and damage to dustwrapper; dustwrapper foxed, with chipping and minor tears to extremities. Marginalia on front inner flap, else Very Good.
Written and illustrated by Don Freeman ("Corduroy", "Dandelion", "Mop Top", etc.) in his inimitable style, this is the story of a Swiss Alpine St. Bernard puppy who longs to become a hero on the ski slopes, until one day a passing snowstorm gives him his big break. Beautifully illustrated in color throughout, with illustrated pastedowns. (Inventory #: 46558)