Titre : The Adventures of Walter.
Éditeur : New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1954/1952 1st US printing, in green cloth boards with white titles and thick pasted-on plate of Walter the duck in his muffler, "Blackberry Farm Books" appearing on top, author, title, publisher on spine; plain endpapers, bright illustrations facing every page, last page with b/w picture and text about the Farm; in thick faded robin's egg blue jacket with die-cut square exposing the plate, and dark green titles, author/title/publisher on spine, description of the series, listed through "Christmas" on the back as well as price (95¢), blank flaps. 5x5.5"; np
Date d'édition : 1954
Reliure : Hardcover
Illustrateur : /F. Stocks May, illustrator.
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : 1st Edition
CONDITION: Good in Good jacket; no names or other marks, straight, tight, very clean, but top board shows moisture damage (fading) over half the top, not affecting plate or endpapers ; in crisp, jacket, faded but still blue, with darkened spine, corresponding moisture area evident, 1/2" and 3/4" tear to top of cut-out; 1/4" tear at spine top, and tiny chips at extrems; 0.95 on rear. Picture book small Walter grows bored and sets out to see the world, which is not as carefree as he had supposed. Luckily, Rusty the Sheep Dog comes along. Very bright clear colours, almost like pochoir. The UK Brockhampton series began in 1949 with Emily the Goat. The McKay US reprints are not in the same order. Six Blackberry Farm books were published in this format with green boards in 1954, including Walter, and two sets of three titles with red boards in 1955, (dates, from library records in Worldcat , may have appeared on later printings) As of this writing, we have eleven in jacket, ask. ABE Heritage Seller since 1996; conservative AB condition grading. We ship all our books in cardboard protection. International shipping. /F. Stocks May, illustrator. N° de réf. du libraire 21018
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