The wonderfully imaginative creator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz takes the beloved symbol of a merry Christmas out of his conventional trappings and into a world of enchanting folklore. As a gentle young man, Santa makes his first toy and discovers his destiny for years to come--as a purveyor of happiness for children around the world. ...
The wonderfully imaginative creator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz takes the beloved symbol of a merry Christmas out of his conventional trappings and into a world of enchanting folklore. As a gentle young man, Santa makes his first toy and discovers his destiny for years to come--as a purveyor of happiness for children around the world. Illustrated throughout.
Clark, Mary Cowles. Very Good/Near Fine. No Jacket. Fourth State. No publication date stated. Twelve color plates by Mary Cowles Clark. Book covers and pages are clean. Front and rear gutters have been repaired. Book is protected in a custom cut clear mylar cover.
Illustrated by Mary Cowles Clark Illos. Good with no dust jacket; Some water damage bottom covers. 3 plates loose. Crayon 3 pgs. First edition, second state. A Christmas story by the author of the Oz books.; 9 inches; 206 pages pages.
Good. Full red cloth with blindstamped illustration in green/tan/white. Second edition with the marginal illustrations and the chapter headings of Youth, Manhood, Old Age. Color plates. This is the first edition with the Bobbs-Merrill imprint (with full page text illus. on p. 207) [See the Baum Bugle, Winter 1999 for points. ] This condition nears very good, but there is a partial water ring near the crescent moon on the front cover and the rear hinge appears to have been re-glued at some point.
Mary Cowles Clark. Very Good + No Dust Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Text and end papers near fine. VG+, no dust jacket. First Edition second state. Red cloth with green/red/white cover illustration. Color illustrations are clean and bright. Lightly rubbed cover illustrations. Bottom of spine is slightly frayed, light wear to top of spine. Tiny nick to cloth on top edge. Slight fading of spine cloth. Digital photo on request. Clean covers. 206 pages; frontis, color / colour plates, illustrated; 24 cm.
4to. , 206 pp. Colour-illust. title, colour frntsp., 10 colour plates, text illusts. throughout. Illust. red cloth, w/ Santa carrying bag of toys on chimney on front cover, lettering & illustration in white, black, tan & red, gilt & black lettering on spine, colour-illust. endpapers (very slight rubbing), a NF copy, with crisp sound endpapers, and white lettering very bright on binding. First edition, 2nd printing (12 plates instead of 20, extra text illustrations in the borders, and changed chapter headings). This wonderfully original rendition of the Santa Claus tale, complete with fairies, nymphs, and demons remains an excellent read by the creator of Oz. Bienvenue & Schmidt, p. 200.
Previous owner's contemporary inscription on the first blank ("Merry Christmas to Perry from Mama 1902") and a very small triangular chip from the lower front pictorial endpaper, otherwise a lovely, near fine copy in original red pictorial cloth... Large octavo. 206 pages. 20 full page color plates (complete) by Mary Cowles Clark.
Mary Cowles Clark. Very Good. Octavo. Original pictorial red cloth (with Santa in a green coat coming climbing into a roof-top chimney], lettered in white and black to upper cover, and black "Santa Claus" outlined in white to spine, illustrated endpapers in grey, black, white and red depicting a traditional Santa and sleigh. Pp. 206 plus 19 colour plates and coloured title-page. The cloth is wonderfully bright and clean. Two paper repairs, a small ink scribble to the white space of p.119, and pencil initals to the front free enpaper, else interior is exceptionally clean and bright.
Illustrated by Mary Cowles Clark. Very Good-with no dust jacket. Color Illustrations; Original red pictorial cloth with Santa climbing in chimney, color pictorial endpapers. Some spotting to upper edge of front cover and tidemark, occasioning fading to back cover, and penetrating to top of last few leaves from the back. Overall attractive copy, straight and firm. Bienvenue pp200. First edition, 1st printing-conforms to all issue points. 20 inserts all present, 6 in full color including frontis; with remaining 14 in 2 colors.; 0.
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