by (Lawson, Robert, illustrator) George Randolph Chester
New York: The James A McCann Company, 1922. First edition. Very Good. A Good only copy, with minor dampstaining to the lower edge of the boards and several leaves. Minor wear at the spine ends, but complete and unrestored. A very scarce children's book, the first one illustrated by the wonderful Robert Lawson, best known for illustrating "Ferdinand' by Munro Leaf and for writing numerous children's books himself. Lawson won The Caldecott Medal, the Newberry Medal and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, for various works, the only person to win all three. No other complete first edition copy currently on the market and only one auction record from 2009 which brought over $2,000. (Remember 2009? That's when the bottom dropped out of the housing market and the Dow plunged below 7000). Very Good.
(Inventory #: 1643)
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