Collectible. VG and VG. Green boards first edition--stated First. additional later 1946 reading copy-red boards with some internal names, but otherwise clean and bright. A nice pair of post WWII African American Negro childrens books with excellent positive imagery. Decorated endpapers, excellent illustrations throughout. Great post WWII social mementos and highly collectible. No jackets. [B185]
Marguerite De Angeli. Near Fine in Good jacket. Vintage copy is just about perfect under a heavily worn jacket. With owner's signature, else fine. There is a reproduction cover laid over the existing jacket. Ahead of it's time, a lovely illustrated story who's heroine is a young African-American girl. Exterior boards match the jacket illustration.
Marguerite de Angeli. Very Good in Good jacket. Square 8vo. 88 pp. Green cloth with red illustration on front and lettering on spine. Illustrated endpapers. Corners and spine ends lightly bumbed and rubbed. Small round stain on front corresponding to a stain visible on inside (only) of jacket. Text block is clean, square and tight throughout. Many black and white drawings and bright color illustrations. Dust jacket has color illustrations on front and back general soiling and spine darkened but lettering still bright. Rubbed and small closed tears on the extremities. Tiny chips to spine ends. 4" closed veritcal tear at top of front, heals neatly in mylar sleeve. Stated first edition.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1946. Early printing. Hardcover. 88 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Small puncture hole on the front joint with light edge wear. Jacket has a few small chips and tears. Gold paint spray measuring approximately 1" x 3", starting on the spine and moving to the front panel.
Good in Good jacket. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1946. First edition. Hardcover. 88 pp. Very good, in a good unclipped jacket. Board corners lightly bumped with a bit of dampstaining and color bleed from the boards onto the page edges, not affecting text or illustrations. Jacket has a three and five inch closed tear from the bottom of the front panel. Dampstaining on the rear panel and rear fold. The first children's book to address racial prejudice, Angeli later went on to win the Newberry Medal in 1950.
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