New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc, 1944. Large 4to, unpaginated. Original pictorial boards, green cloth spine, near fine copy in pictorial unclipped dust jacket. With color and black and white lithographs by the authors. Slight rubbing to corners, otherwise fine. First edition, inscribed at the front: “ Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire”. Edgar and Ingri (Mortenson) Parin D'Aulaire were an award-winning husband and wife team that wrote and illustrated children's books; they were winners of the 1940 Caldecott Award for Abraham Lincoln. (Inventory #: 107095)
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