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. ...Read MoreThe 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.Read Less
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.
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+ 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.
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.
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.
Publishers Weekly, 2009-10-26 Santore sets Baum's 1902 story about the origins of Santa Claus in a lavishly detailed wooded fantasy landscape. The wood-nymph Necile (she strongly resembles Waterhouse's "Lady of Shalott") adopts a human child, who she names Claus. As he grows up and leaves the forest, he devotes himself to the welfare of poor children by building toys, eventually enlisting magic reindeer and constructing a sleigh. Santa's evolution from humble woodsman to the man in the red suit will delight readers and answer a few questions to boot. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2003-09-22 Hague's admirers and Oz aficionados may also be interested in The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum. First published in 1902, the book follows Santa Claus from the time he's a baby through his years of toy-making and on to his role as deliverer of Christmas gifts; Hague contributes red-ink drawings as well as watercolors. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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