Very Good +. Item #11664
New York: The James A. McCann Company Publishers, 1922. First Edition. Large quarto. 70 pp. 6 color plates including frontis, complete; additional decorations by Lawson throughout with light green line illustrations and chapter headpieces in black. Gray boards stamped in dark gray and gilt. Checkerboard pictorial endpapers. No dust jacket.
Boards show light edgewear with very brief exposure to extremities. Binding is sound. Ownership inscription to half title with names covered in Wite-Out. Pages otherwise clean and unmarked.
First book illustrated by Lawson, who would go on to win a Caldecott medal and a Newberry Award as a children's book writer and illustrator. An attractive and well-preserved copy.