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New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Company, 1922; #944, full colour illustrated paper boards, Noodles looking over the fence on the top board and the view from the back on the bottom board, 8.75x10.75"; np.
Noodles insisted that wagging his tale was just silly nonsense, even though mother said it was Good Manners. So cute!
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good box; spine paper lightly wrinkled, but strong for these books, clean box with edges a little faded, two corners split but straight, no edges split, overall a lovely copy.#17565
Fleming H. Revell, Publishers, 1906, probable 1st printing; white cloth backed paper boards, green below, and with full photo of birches by a lake on top, grey top edge, other edges rough cut, endpapers with passages from the book in red borders, varied margin designs on all pages and some small drawings in text, in glassine wrapper, in white box with title and author cartouche; 5.5x7.75"; 96 pp.
By the author of J. Cole. Not really a children's book, as it is about marital problems and unrequited love in the bird world, but pretty; the birches on the cover are just as bright as when the books was new.
CONDITION: Fine in Very Good Glassine Wrap and Good Plus Box; book is extremely clean, unread; glassine wrinkled, not creased, and edgeworn across top and chipped at extrems, white box darkening, two corners of top split and repaired with archival tape, paper cracked along edge.#17616
Joliet, Illinois: P. F. Volland Company, (1928) nap, [VHC #2 format, 1928 - 1932, printing cannot be determined, title list does not mention this book, probably an early reprint]; illustrated paper boards front and back, visible black cloth spine, coloured endpapers reversed; 95 pp followed by ad, with leaflet advertizing 45th edition of Raggedy Ann Stories laid in; in gift box with same design.
The Deep, Deep Woods holds adventures with witches and magicians for Raggedy Ann and Andy. Created by Gruelle from his syndicated cartoon of May and June,1923.
CONDITION: Near Fine in Very Good Minus box; 1930 gift inscription, tiny rubs to extremes, otherwise the book is without flaw, with sharp corners, and very clean covers and pages, in sturdy box with no soil or splits, but with damage to the black paper onlay, including 1/2" pull tear to card on crease; very scuffed corners.#19459
New York Chicago Toronto Boston: P. F. Volland Company, (1924), Seventeenth edition (printing), [VCH #1 format, Hall; not Joliet, probably 1925]; floral patterned paper boards and spine with large orange panel and Raggedy Anne and Andy with the camel; in teal box with border of the floral design and same illustration; 6.25x9.25"; np.
"According to Gruelle, the idea for a camel character came from a cloth toy purchased for his children. When Gruelle removed dangerously sharp leg skewers and plopped the stuffed camel down on a table, its knees crumpled and a new character was born." Patricia Hall, Raggedy Ann and Johnny Gruelle (2001)
CONDITION: Near Fine book in Very Good box; book has 1925 gift inscription, otherwise no flaws at all, brilliant colour, sharp corners, clean top edge, never shelved; box has one crack starting on a side, corners strong and intact but creases and corners quite scuffed, illustration nice, small oval stamp from "Tribe of 'K"" in Gary, Indiana on the back, a company that made postcards and probably also sold these books.#19387
Joliet, Illinois: The P. F. Volland Company, (1931), 1st or early printing, nap; [1931-1934] cannot be determined in VHC #2 Format; visible blue cloth spine, illustrated paper boards front and back, coloured endpapers reversed; 95 pp followed by ad for Raggedy Ann Books and Dolls, 9 1/4"x 6 1/8" in gift box with same design on lid, white bottom..
... they finally lit with a soft blump upon the bottom. The bottom of what? That was just what Raggedy Ann wished to know. "Where are we, Raggedy Andy?" she laughed "I guess we are at the bottom" Raggedy Andy replied. So begins an adventure, in which the dolls meet Little Weakie, Mr. and Mrs. Cookie, the Snitznoodle, the inflatable Hungry Howloon, and the ill-tempered Hookie the Goblin. Gruelle created this book from his October and December 1923 series, United Features Syndicate.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good box; no names or other marks, straight, tight, with clean pages, a few light finger marks on yellow of bottom board, not visible in jpg, sharp corners with tiny rubs to bottom corners only, in box with square, intact corners, two side splits, a little rubbing on corner tips and edges, thin stain upper corner; price at issuance was 1.25 and it appears in small, light pencil script on the bottom box.#19460
New York: Sam'l Gabriel, (1923); red cloth backed illustrated paper boards with duck at a crossroads; geese on endpapers, half tones and coloured pictures; 6.75x9.25; np.
A longer story of a little gosling's journeys, during which she encounters a foxy-whiskered gentleman. .
CONDITION: Near Fine in Good box; pencil owner name, no other marks, clean, straight, book corners and spine as new; bottom of box has one side split, intact corners; lightly soiled lid with all corners and two sides split. Archival tape provided.#17564
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