New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good+ in Very Good dj. 1932. First American Edition. Hardcover. [spine cloth somewhat dulled and faded, minor wear to extremities, light dust-soiling to top edge; jacket has an angled closed tear across the top of the spine (unobtrusive), and five vertical creases, one in each flap, one down the middle of the spine and one down the middle of both the front and rear panel; all these issues taken together suggest to me that for some length of time the jacket was removed, folded, and stored inside the book (this would also account of the dulled spine cloth)]. (color plates, line drawings) The very scarce second book by the author of "The Innocent Voyage" (better known as "High Wind in Jamaica"), a collection of twenty stories "already famous among the children of the author's own circle, to whom they were told aloud -- impromptu -- in the first instance, and at whose demand they were eventually written down." One critic has characterized them as "dreamlike vignettes, mostly involving children, animals, toys, or some combination thereof. They are fairy tales—things come to life, people turn into dolls, there are castles in the sky. But they are not, quite; they are a little too absurd." [This item is featured in ReadInk's E-Catalog 3.1, which can be perused in full at our website. (Not everything in that catalog is listed on whatever site you're seeing this.)] . (Inventory #: 21904)
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