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The wonderfully imaginative creator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz takes the beloved symbol of a merry Christmas out of his conventional trappings and ...Show synopsisThe 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.Hide synopsis
Description:Good. Full red cloth with blindstamped illustration in green...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.
Description:Illustr by Mary Cowles Clark, 9.25 x 7, pict cloth, 206 pp, rear...Illustr by Mary Cowles Clark, 9.25 x 7, pict cloth, 206 pp, rear inner hinge starting to tear, back cover top bumped, spine ends worn, covers rubbed. FIRST ED, Second Printing.
Description:Clark, Mary Cowles. Good Condition. No Dust Jacket. First State...Clark, Mary Cowles. Good Condition. No Dust Jacket. First State. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name in pencil on front flyleaf, also erased below it. First edition, first state, red cloth over boards with multicolor illustration on front board and the words "Santa Claus" in black and gold on spine, color illustrated end papers (Santa Claus, his reindeer and a sleigh full of toys), color title page, nineteen full-color plates as well as black-and-white decorations and illustrations throughout, , 206 pages. Some light soil on covers, corners and spine ends bumped with light wear, bottom lower corner scraped so that a small spot of decoration is missing, front hinge is cracked, front cover a little bit loose, scattered light/faint foxing mostly in blank margins of plates and facing pages. All plates present and in very good condition. In a mylar cover. Illustrator: Clark, Mary Cowles. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Holidays & Special Occasions. Inventory No: 010189.
Description:Mary Cowles Clark. Very Good+ Quarto Original red cloth with...Mary Cowles Clark. Very Good+ Quarto Original red cloth with design of Santa Claus climbing onto a chimney. Single 1902 date at bottom of title page; no other date or text on traditional copyright page. Three original section headings on two contents pages. All color plates present. Covers clean, bright and whole, with no wear to edges or spine. Front and rear hinges starting, with 4-inch split on front hinge, mendable by binder. Otherwise a tight text block, whole and clean. Extremely scarce in this nice condition.
Description:Mary Cowles Clark. Very Good + No Dust Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12"...Mary Cowles Clark. Very Good + No Dust Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. VG+, no dj. Text and end papers near fine. First Edition second state. Red cloth with green/red/white cover illustration. Color illustrations are clean and bright. An exceptional copy with 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.
Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bowen-Merrill Company
Description:Large octavo, pp. ix + 205. Recent full red morocco, lettering...Large octavo, pp. ix + 205. Recent full red morocco, lettering and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, rule to boards gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated title and contents pages and colour illustrations by Mary Cowles Clark. Very light occasional foxing but overall a very good copy in a handsome binding. Published the same year as the first edition.
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