Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
Edition Trade Edition
Publisher New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1939
Illustrator Illustrated by Maxfield Parrish
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has the scarce dust jacket in Very Good condition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing, bumping and fading to the very edges of the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and date on the half title page. This copy includes 8 full page, full color illustrations by Maxfield Parrish. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and small chips missing, especially to the front spine joint and top edge. The Book cover has a full size pictorial pastedown in fine condition and there is a rectangular pictorial pastedown on the front panel of the dust jacket as well (in Near Fine condition). This book can be dated to 1929 by the addition of Smoky - by Will James on the rear cover of the dust jacket and the lack of tissue guards to the illustrated plates. "Field first started publishing poetry in 1879, when his poem "Christmas Treasures" appeared in A Little Book of Western Verse. Over a dozen volumes of poetry followed and he became well known for his light-hearted poems for children, among the most famous of which are "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" and "The Duel" (which is perhaps better known as "The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat"). Field also published a number of short stories, including "The Holy Cross" and "Daniel and the Devil." "